Wow. I've just had an appraisal! The first one I've had in the past 3 or 4 years. Previously due to the old management actually having work to do, it's meant that they've been postponed, which whilst annoying is understandable. Obviously since new management are more managerial and don't do work they've had time to fit me in this time though.
Overall I don't think I faired too badly. I'm not perfect and have a few areas to work on apparently. But I did get a chance to discuss my managers flaws. Surprisingly he took it quite well - I think my eloquent discussion on ways he could turn it around probably helped. Whether or not he actually takes it on board and does something about it remains to be seen.