I have no idea how to do reading status updates on this thing (or even if you can), so here's me so far:
About a third of the way through. I like Miles, he's sassy and all the self-pity is well tempered by his machinating. I'm really not sure what the long-term strategy is with hiring all these people but it's offering the prospect of a good long story arc. The love interest is really uninspiring; hope she gets developed later. Or killed off, whatever.
I'm in two minds about Bujold's writing. I can see she's come a long way since the Cordelia books but there's still something very flat about her prose. She uses these short, choppy sentences that feel very utilitarian and I want Miles' more bitter, internal moments to flow a little more.