It's really a very nice pack. But ...
The village I was getting used to and helping out got virtually destroyed by a meteor.
"Oh that's simple just put a few meteor shields around"
Ok so if I've meteor shielded everything around my base, and everything around every village and every route to every village and resource spot I go to ... what's the point of the meteors? I can't be bothered to make and place meteor shields for every chunk that might get loaded as I explore and settle in parts of the world.
And if I don't ... the landscape I've not protected slowly changes in to a blast zone that I can barely travel over.
I've just disabled the meteor mod. Then it's a playable, enjoyable pack and thanks to whoever put it together for that much.
My tip to new players? Disable the meteor mod and enjoy.
I can see the appeal "wouldn't it be great if we had meteors?!" ... yeah ... nice idea ... sounds fun! But now try playing a game through to end game level with it. Uh yeah. Ok. Turn that off then.