What are the pros? Long season, slow to bolt
What are the cons? needs space--grows long ropes
This was an experiment gone right! The earlier part of the growing season gave copious amounts of lettuce for salads; as the season progresses, they turn bitter, becoming candidates for stir fries or braises--it seemed like the increasing amount of milky sap reflected the level of bitterness as the plant matured. The ever-growing stalk's nutty flavor should not be ignored; it does get woody over time, but it can be scraped/peeled and served as a unique raw ingredient (think crudites) or cooked.
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