This is a great set. I love all of the minifigs and they are still great today due to their generic nature. The structure was a little flimsy when it came to defense. I never liked the barred walls between the panels. An archer could just walk up and shoot anyone inside the castle? It was ok on the one side with the prison but the other side just bugged me. It probably would have looked wonky if both sides didn't match. However, I guess when your walls have windows are the bars really any worse?
I actually bought 4 of them back in the day as it was a great army builder/castle expander. With a little modding and combined with my 2 black monarch's castles the resulting fortress was huge. Although it had way too many doors at 6 and did look a little silly! But back then size was the only thing that mattered?
Overall I would rate this an 8.5 out of 10. A great classic castle set!