Should I be excited.....
This is a 2011 seedling out of sieboldii and 'Ray of Hope'. It looked interesting last year - that's how it ended up with the garden name "Gnarly" - but I wasn't prepared for what it shows thus far this spring.
In addition to the contorting of the leaves there is a light coloured vein that provides an interesting contrast. In the one below it is the central vein, in other leaves it's the next pair.
In the shot below you see both the central vein and the 1st vein pair as being light, almost variegated.
This shot shows a nice view of the vein pair.
It's interesting to note the new offshoot for the year is without any of the 'distortions' I see coming off the main crown piece.