I can't really speak for the style as a whole, sorry, just my specific school. I liked it, but it was C- karate at best. I'd recommend anyone from my town asking about martial arts to one of the boxing gyms or the judo place first, although you can do much worse (read: TKD).
Hey I saw something you posted last month I think about Karate and you doing Shorin-ryu. I was reading what you typed about shorin-ryu and was wondering what your experience was like and what you think of the art, thanks.