Still more original than this:
Or this (although it has been changed)...
I guess it's better than the french flag.
I'd argue that it's not better than Japan's flag, because while Japan's is simple, nobody questions whose flag it is when they see it. Most of the world could not differentiate the red/blue/white horizontal stripes. Doesn't matter if they're in a different order or have a shield... nobody recognizes Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russia... they all pretty much look the same to the outside world :P Red White and Blue flags are just totally overdone. But Austria/Poland/Indonesia/Monaco aren't much better, considering their flags are all the same but with their blocks of red moved to a different side of empty white space on the flag.
I like how the approaching album brings a lot of new members. I feel like less of a "noob" now.