Overall I would give it a B.
The Pros: Nate really liked it and it looked really pretty. The inside of the bread was also really good.
The Cons: The outside of the bread was really crumby and it was a weird crumb. This may seem like a weird con but the texture was just not something I loved. I also didn't love the flavor of the crust of the bread.
I'm going to give this method another go with a bit of a tweak in the recipe. I have hopes that this will become a great option for baking, but I need to work on it a bit.
P.S. Tomorrow I'm going to be guest posting over at My Repurposed Life about the chair I'm reupholstering. Make sure to head over there to check it out!