Count me in as one of the ladies who were initially excited about the switch, at least sizing-wise. I'm 5'8", and my weight hovers around the max for Navy standards (that's as much detail as you're getting!) I fit reasonably well into the AA WXL. The chest fit snugly, but not obscenely (even in white), and the length was perfect. The hips fit tight and the tummy was pretty loose though, and this was what I was hoping the Anvil blanks would address. I was particularly excited about the vanity sizing, since the WMs seemed to be the nearest in size to the AA WXLs. I honestly can't remember the last time I fit into a women's medium anything.
Unfortunately, after reading the forums, I became very hesitant about buying the new blanks, even though I'm the target consumer. I dove in with "Almost Free" when it finally made it to print, because I just love that fishy. I still love the fishy, but I do not love the shirt. The top half fits fine - no neck or shoulder issues for me. The length is just barely there, but that's only because I'm un-trendy and wear medium-rise jeans. You'd definitely see flubber with low-rise. The problem is the bottom half. Even after washing and drying (I'm just not the kind of person who hang dries, sorry), it just hangs there, carelessly draped from my chest. It just looks sloppy. It's actually looser around my gut than the AA WXLs were, and much less flattering. I absolutely will not but another women's shirt here.
My hope lies in the MMs. I bought a "Playing Koi" v-neck during the special sale a little while ago (AA MM), and that fits more along the lines of the AA WXL, albeit with longer sleeves (which I don't mind - flatters my "biceps") and a looser waist. It's not perfect, but muchmuchmuch better than the Anvil WM. So in hopes of being able to buy shirts here regularly, I ordered a "Dandelion Drops" in MM, and I'm praying that it fits. I just hope it gets here before the reckoning, because if it fits, I'll replace my WM "Almost Free" with a MM, so I can comfortably wear the fishy in public.
Also, in a note to those looking to buy girl shirts from ShirtPunch, they run big. My WXL is much bigger than those from any other shirt site I've bought from. My guess is that they run similar to the Anvils here. Also, the colors are not true to the shirts on the models. Not even close. I bought a "No Power in the 'Verse" shirt that was supposed to be Kelly/Hunter green, and it showed up light olive green. Not cool.
Anyway, that's my (way more than) two cents. I've got my fingers crossed that the Anvil MM fits me well enough so that I can buy something other than totes and aprons (got one of each from the math sale, and I love them!)