A great set! What else can I say? to emphasize this point, I'll show you the good things about it:
-It has a soldier fig, and not a captain fig
-It has a cool Pirate fig
-Tattered pants on the old guy
-A dark green crocodile (Would have been better a shark, but still cool)
-A cannon (Always awsome)
-Lots of awsome extra peices!
-And even some useful normal parts, like some bley bricks, and 1x1 brown round bricks. There are also the dark brown tiles, plus those new fire/plumes. Those two brown fence peices are also quite useful in building ships.
-The baseplate thing: Strange, but cool
I won't bore you with details of the bad stuff, even though it weould be a short list
All in all, I give it a 9/10 now, but compared to the old sets, only a 8/10 (Still pretty good!)