Well, being a bif DM-fan you would thing I'd LOVE this set.
I never owned it but I've gone over the 1993 catalogue, so many times (ahh, those happy days of childish dreaming:D) to know that I DO NOT LIKE IT!
The design is really poor, and the only real unique feature is the dragon head, other than that, it's just a bigger version of the 6076, wich is a much better set.
As for the raised baseplate, at least this type, I think it's cool, the printing and the colors are excellent, gives the place kind of a mystic aura. Very good.
Nothing special on the minifig side.
I'm back, and so is Castle!