I have had mine about a month now and it is great, I run it with a reasonable weapon load out and can still shift 432 tons of cargo. I am no where near affording maximum power plant as it costs 150 million !! The power plant I am using is is the 8C but this runs a very reasonable loadout of the following.
1x class 3 Plasma Accelerator (this is in the Class 4 slot and will upgrade once I can afford the next level power plant)
3x class 3 Gimbaled burst
2x class 2 Multi Cannons
2x class 1 Missile launchers ( for the satisfaction of using missiles
2x class A shield boosters
1x class A KWS
1x class D Cargo scanner
2 x point deffence
Basically you can do pretty much anything you want with the ship, trading just rakes the money in. Combat is a lot of fun, as AndyB said, it handles really well for the size.
I moved up from a full A spec Python and do not regret it at all, infact I have since earned enough money in the Anaconda to rebuy and refit the Python so best of both worlds