I made this yummy cheesecake for an Easter dessert this year. You are right, it is very rich, heavy, and cream cheesy, but had a wonderfully delicious flavor. I chopped the pecans very small so they were distributed very well throughout each bite. I did have a problem with it developing a big crack, but that was probably something I did wrong, because I don't have much experience baking cheesecakes. Thanks for posting this, Luby. We enjoyed it very much, and my co-workers enjoyed the leftovers.