So, It took a while, longer than I would have liked, but I did get feedback on the 'first chapter' of my book. 3,000 words. And I cannot emphasize enough, that it takes time to get feedback from an editor worth their salt. It wasn't that they were inconsiderate or unrealistic, it was that there is so much demand for good editing services and when you find a good one it takes a beat for them to get to your work.
Rather than select and interview and well select a editor to work with, I decided to go with the easy button approach and used the Autocrit first chapter review service. This version was part of a special promotion they had offering first chapter review providing a couple page assessment of writing/story telling, an inline edit and a bonus of a one on one coaching session.
While they were very positive about my work, they gave me concrete thoughts that I needed to move the project forward. So mostly the comments and conversation were about larger questions like exploring the genre of my weird little project and in the coaching session, getting comfort around the length and query process and so on. (We didn't have a lot of content to discuss, they were super bullish, but I felt comfortable in their hands and think that even if the feedback was extensive, I would have felt sincerely helped and mentored along.)
Key question, was it worth it. Yes. and No. So Yes the feedback was phenomenal and the team was supportive, but no, because now I have this feedback but I don't have an ongoing relationship and I think that's what I really want in the end.