To be honest, the A380 doesn't look THAT big to me. It's not as big as imagined it to be, that's for sure. Certainly nothing to gasp and awe over.
I mean, really, we've already seen really huge aircraft, (I.E. 747s, C5s, Antonovs), c'mon. Sure, it's double deck gives it more girth than a 74, but it's not much longer, and it doesn't look as a big a C5 or Antonov 225, or even An-124 for that matter, which I think is closest size-wise.
I will say this, what does suprise me is the wingspan and the distance of the first engine pylon from the hull. That's pretty damn far. Overall, I'm not a big fan of the look though. That's why I love the A330 so much, the engine nestle right up to the fuselage, creating a long, lean look of the wing. That seems to be absent here (I know it's got 4 engines). Anyway, that's my take on it....
Backhanding the left into submission, one activist judge at a time.