I'm not a big fan of shopping at Eastland Mall. I only go there for things I can't get anywhere else, and try to stop by when it's not so crowded. Evenings and weekends are very busy and filled with loud obnoxious teenagers.
The stores within are pretty typical of your average mall, with a few exceptions. I haven't even set foot within many of the newer stores, as they seem way too trendy for my taste. (I see way too many young women in revealing peasant blouses - ugh).
Eating at the mall has gotten better over recent months with the addition of a few new locations in the Food Court. I'm personally a big fan of Auntie Anne's pretzels and Cinnabon (which has finally returned!). I haven't had very good experiences at the TGIF there, but that's another story. The carousel in the area is also a nice touch.
Overall, nothing special here, but good for shopping for clothing necessities at some of the larger chains.