There are lots of good points about this recording. Mostly: Jose Carreras's luscious voice. The other soloists are good too (except the Giannetta, who sounds too squeaky). Ricciarelli's voice is a bit too heavy, and I don't think she pulls off the comedy very well. Also, her Act II aria "Prendi, per me sei libero" was not very attractively sung (to be fair, it's not a very easy song to pull off).
The biggest fault of this recording is Scimone's limp conducting. There's no pizzazz, no buoyancy to his pacing. Thus, the opera as theatre falls flat. I far prefer Pido's more lively take. If his conducting were even the slightest bit more interesting than the proverbial drying paint, I would recommend it as a good recording. Sadly, this is just a mediocre recital of an over-recorded opera.
There are good points about it, all involving Carreras. For example, this version of the scene in Act I just after Nemorino gets the "elixir" from Dulcamara and gets drunk is probably my favorite rendition on record, thanks to Carreras' charming, funny portrayal.
In short, get this if you love Carreras so much you would buy a box of dirt if it had his name on it.