I read it on holiday and loved it. Not quite as much as The Corrections, which is one of my all time favourites. I think Freedom is a book that needs to be read in big chunks over a short time. I wish I had 1% of Jonathan Franzen's talent.
I loved it but remember having various disagreements about it when it came out. I agree that it is slow moving in parts but in a way that's why I like it, it makes it 'real' to me iyswim. I do prefer 'The Corrections' though, mainly because the characters are more likeable.
I loved it. I once struggled with his "27th city" but found "freedom" so wonderful didn't want it to end.
It's very strongly 'themed' and I thought the themes around the concept of freedom a bit unsubtle. A bit like you could easily write many A-level English papers on it, but the old lit student in me doesn't mind that.
It was soapy, but compelling. It ended much happier than I hoped. Made me want to re-read "the corrections".