Whether this is a good design or not is subjective, but it was at least more inspired than "put a wig on a Dugtrio."
I disagree with that. So far A-Dugtrio seems like a good design. It makes sense and performs the job of changing Dugtrio very well. Whether that design will be solid and consistent is yet to be determined. (Type, Stats, Movepool, etc.)
If people like it or not is, indeed, subjective. But being good just means it works for its intended purposes. (Change Dugtrio from it's original form. Be a humorous look. Etc.)