Nice looking bowl, I think the finish looks great from the pictures.
My experience with WOP is that to get a nice even coat I pour a dab on the surface then spend quite a bit of time rubbing it in like you would an oil, and keep applying a little more until it's got a "wet" look to the wood then set it out for drying. I let it dry over night instead of the 2 hours recommended between coats. I think it takes about 4 to 6 coats to really get a nice finish, but results may vary.
I want to die quietly in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like the passengers of his car.