I'm simply put, not a huge fan of outlet stores. I think most tend to have what they say, brand name items at a discount, but I think for the most part I can find the same items for less sticking close to home.
That being said, I will admit that this particular outlet mall is one of my favorites. Filled with many, many stores and seemingly always changing and growing they offer a huge variety of places to shop.
The one bad part is that you do shop in and out of doors, never really remaining inside the stores completely. This can be a hassle if it's wet and icky out or a blessing on a beautiful and even a snowy but not brutal day.
Caution, buses prevail during the weekends. And as with any shopping place, you will find huge crowds during the holidays. Best bet is to stop during the week if you can.
All in all the place is well kept, the stores are nice, the prices fair for the brands. You can find some great bargains but don't go expecting complete steals! The Steelers Store is, of course, my favorite and you will find a few items here that you won't find in most other stores. It's a definite stop for the Steelers fan on your holiday list for sure!