You are not to first to criticize that font, and, in retrospect, it's even more troublesome for math.
It's a shame. I wanted something old-timey that looks well kerned and would stand out from other publishers as part of brand identity. In recent days I have been searching--a lot--for a replacement, but have not come up with a good one yet. Something like Palatino, Garamond, or Times Roman is certainly easier to read, but seems really flavorless, to me. Any suggestions, folks?
What do you think? Since we have a nice interactive community here on the forum, here's your chance for some more direct input. Have at it.