Since dashboards are work and productivity oriented, I personally prefer as little animation as possible, since they (in this case unnecessarily) delay the time to navigate the menu.
Nothing against animations in general. They are nice to hide or ease loading times, etc.
Did you write the css by hand, or did you use a preprocessor? I downloaded the code and can only see the css files.
Also you should put this on Github so others can help out with it :)
Not saying it isn't but how do you measure this?
Looks great by the way!
There will be also a PRO version which will be more complex with more customizations options and the final user will have to pay something to get it.
Is this theme free for commercial use?
There will be also a PRO version which will be more complex with more customizations options and you will be able to use it in SaaS too.