I've never handled a rod over 9' yet, but from your descriptions, sounds like an great rod to use. I may have try one out some time down the road ... if I ever come across one that long.
Right now my 9' 5wt is my main go-to rod, I just luv the way it cast and handles. And it can be used for just about everything I fish for and the areas I fish too. I tie all my own leader/tippets to meet my own personal needs so I can simple make some leader adjustments and go from Gills then go after some sm bass if I'm in the right area.
"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of that which is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope" -John Buchan