I think it's gone far too upscale, and largely impractical for most locals. It's OK for an occasional visit, for an impulse buy - but what else?
The Mall is really designed to draw from OUTSIDE out community - kind of like LA's "Rodeo Drive" )with lots less ambiance than Rodeo Dr.). There isn't any place left to take the kids for relatively inexpensive eats, outside of a few cafes. Most of the shops are one-dimensional, charging 5 times more for trendy clothing and accessories based on "name brand" baloney.
It does generate sales taxes for our city, but is it USEFUL, otherwise?