Well, today I got it in the mail (a day early actually.) So instead of sorting my collection, I went and built the building... and it only took three and a half hours. But yay.
Unfortunately, I'm slightly disappointed.
There is a TON of detail in a lot of things. The interior has all sorts of nifty designs, especially that spiral staircase. But you can hardly see any of it when it's on display, you only get the front. And while you can take the floors apart to access it, that doesn't exactly work for a display. (And for role-playing or whatevs, it's a little too cramped IMO.) Don't get me wrong, it's a great model... but now I just feel less inclined to spend $150+ on these things.
That said, it's a treasure trove of pieces, or at least has a lot of bricks. I can't say how long this will last as a display before I break it down and still the parts for a mosaic.
So good set, but for my purposes, maybe not the best. Might still get the Detective's Office... but that's just a might.
The train set I got, on the other hand... awesome! In my order today also came some track extensions. Now I know why this hobby is so addictive for Lego train enthusiasts... and still not sure if I can afford it, but why let monetary responsibility stop me? (Besides, I have convention plans in mind for this one...)