Aroma installer is awesome.
Initial boot took about 3 minutes, much quicker than my old Optimus V roms.
Most of the bloat is removed, but there is some.
So far, no issues. Everything is running well. I'll see how the battery life is. I was getting about 2 days on a full charge.
Bloat I'd like to see removed:
Gmail (I use the android mail app)
Google Play apps (music, movies)
Apps like YouTube don't need to be pre-installed, but I'd just install them anyways so it's ok.