Recalling that the book was actually collected centuries after the people described in the book are to have lived, the intense detail is curious. Descriptions of the rings and blue cords used to connect the ephod to the breastplate so that it would not swing out, Ex. 39:21, seems like maddening detail if the garment never actually existed. Although, I suppose there is plenty of genre fiction that would strongly rebut that.
I am cautioned by my readings yesterday of the various sources not to project too much attention to it, but the passage listing all of the work done by the Israelites in exact compliance with the orders from God via Moses seems to be making up for the whole Golden Calf thing.
Finally, it looks like God will go with the Israelites on their journey after all, as the book ends thusly.
34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 35 Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
36 In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out; 37 but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out—until the day it lifted. 38 So the cloud of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.