I used to hate Springfield Mall. The first time I went there, I thought to myself, "This is it?" It has two stories with 2 anchor department stores and the same small retail stores you see everywhere. No food court.
Since that time, Springfield Mall has grown on me for a couple reasons. First, Carabba's. This restaurant is classy and has delicious food (Caution, not open for lunch). Second, the picture people store...turns out I really like their photographers for my kids' pictures. So although it will never take the place of the King of Prussia Mall, it'll do in a pinch.