Sizing: I think I will go down one size next time. Mostly for the shoulders.
The Good: Great pattern. Great for beginners. I wore it once and received a lot of compliments on it. I think that the pleating is modern while still being a simple easy to wear top with skinnies.
The Bad: The only negative I can think of is that the instructions seemed to assume that you know a lot. They might be a bit too sparse for the new sewist.
Changes Made: none
Things I would change next time? I would go down one size. I think it would be fun to try color blocking on this pattern.
Conclusion: I highly recommend this pattern. Next time I think I will try it in a much more subtle fabric. I love the comfort and easy of the top.