I think it looks normal… The head is moving faster to only have minimal contact to the raft (…to be able to remove it)
After hitting it with a flame (or heat gun) it usually looks a bit better.
Yes I agree, this looks pretty normal for the layers pointing downwards. If possible print your parts with the A surfaces (surfaces you see or interact with) pointing upwards. It actually looks like your part should be printed on it's side. This would give you a good flat face to peel the raft off and really nice side walls.