I sort of like this set, even though I have to admit it has some major problems. It has far too many large parts, used in places where it would have been much better to use more smaller parts. LEGO seems to be making their sets smaller and smaller, but charging more and more. So that is the next problem; the set is too expensive. They have the right to charge whatever they want, but it couldn't have cost them more than a few dollars to actually make this... how much profit do they need? In addition, the set isn't really pretty to look at. This isn't saying it has to be, but I think you'll understand what I mean if you compare it to some of the MOCs here.
That said, the minifigs were cool. I like the new shield and helmet pieces the most... Still, should I buy a set like this just for the minifigs?