We enjoyed a 10 day Caribbean cruise January of this year in a sunset verandah on the Silhouette, deck 7. We had always wanted to try an aft cabin at least once but will probably not book one again.
Pros & cons:
Pros: was in a quiet location; the walk was not an issue at all; dining room is directly below; didn’t feel exposed to those above us; great views
Cons: every day our balcony was soaking wet: the chairs, table and always a puddle on the floor - this water either from rain or hosing down from above so our feet were always wet, had to wear sandals/shoes. If it started to rain you also have no shelter whatsoever due to lack of overhead coverage. Because our balcony was always soaking wet we did not enjoy our breakfast outside once, which is one of the things we’ve always enjoyed while cruising in a balcony.
Alternately, if your balcony happened to be in the full sun we found it much too hot to stay out for long - would be a plus if you’re a sun worshipper.
Having said all that, I say go for it because you’ll never know unless you try it for yourself!
P. S. we did not have any footstools either, would’ve been very nice to have them!