I thought they were bad. Then one of them came in to my uni to do a panel debate and said we need to move away from gaining our taxation income from income tax (progressive) [by moving the top bad down to 40p] and instead become more reliant on indirect taxes (regressive) in order to give people 'a greater choice' in how they are spending their money. Now, even aside from the economically destructive immigration policies, their equally economically destructive taxation policies make me think they are really bad.
(Note: I don't know if this was just his perspective or the party line, but it's still at best economically stupid, at worst a cruel tax hike on the poorest in society and an unfair tax cut for every pound earned over £150,000.)
The one thing good I do hope to come out of UKIP: when they get three or four seats in the General Election and there is a massive outcry about 'democratic deficiency' that they (as Conservatives) didn't seem too fussed about a few years ago, there will be a renewed push for a more proportionally representative electoral system. FPTP can't even deliver its 'strong mandate majorities' (its supposed USP) any longer, hopefully we can do away with it for 2020.