Well I have cruised traditional, and will again. But I did love freestyle.
We did not have any problems with it. We met many more people then if we had had the same table mates every night. We were able to experience more dining choices and the food and service were good. Not great all the time but good.
As for our room, it was a great size being that is was to accommodate the handicapped. But I did see other rooms and although not as large as some it was better then the claustrophobic Nordic Empress.
This was my first NCL cruise and after reading all the negatives I was surprised, pleasantly so.