I never bought any of the later forestmen sets b/c 1) I was into other toys around the same time like Ninja Turtles, Dino-Riders, Micro Machines, etc, 2) LEGOs were still relatively expensive for a young child with no job, or perhaps 3) b/c even as a child I thought this design was simply a larger retread of the second forestmen [hideout] release, http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6054-1
Because I never owned it and only saw pics from those 80s-style rectangular Lego magazines (MY FAVORITES!), I never saw many alternative angles that could further entice my desire to own.
Plus, during this specific release phase around the late 80s/early 90s phase, I [my parents] only ever bought me the sets that were on clearance.
Although I LOVE the blended tower grown over with greenery (you should have taken better notes, creators of the Troll Mountain Fortress!
), until I see more pics that convince me otherwise, this set is not as impressive from my perspective.