I think he looks cute, I do agree with less off of the tail. When we got our girl last week her tail looked really really odd so I scissored it off completely and we are letting it regrow. You tail looks alot better than Jazz's did though so all in all well done
I agree on the tail. Its hard making it even and sometimes it has to be cut shorter just in order to do so. His hair is a real funny texture. It almost seems as though he has a frizzy open coat. Its not really curly but its frizzy.. weird.
It wasn't the length of the tail hair itself that I commented on, it was the hair shaved off at the base. However, if it is an undocked tail, once the tail hair grows, the shaved bit would be in proportion.
Some poodles have better tail hair than others. It often wants to continue to grow round the tail and you have to constantly brush it outwards. The bit I find hard to shape is the chest hair - getting your scissors in at the right angle.