it worked alright for me--i began to mix it into pudding and such--very tasty. The only downside was that my body began to require more and more of it--I could feel the UC coming back, and so I upped the VSL dose to accomodate several times. It was a slow process, but after about 5 months I was taking 2-3 packets, 3 times a day. It got pricey.
So, no, in the end it wasnt a life-saver, but it did keep me off all the dangerous meds for about half a year. I was only on colozal at the time.