Its actually already two weeks ago, but I passed the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (2018) exam.
Did the new one on a whim, figuring it would be helpful to look into the well architected framework anyway.
Mostly used Certified Solutions Architect - Associate course on LA and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide to prepare. Did have a brief look into ACloudGuru as well because they do cover the well architected framework in their course, but didnt really look into the rest of their content. Personally I found the delivery a bit dry and much rather preferred the hands on approach (labs & interactive diagrams) over here at LA, but to each his own.
The actual exam was completely multiple choice (i.e. pick one), I didn't get any multiple select questions (i.e. pick multiple). All the questions were scenario based, things like: we've build an application X, composed out of resources a, b and c; what will be the most likely bottleneck if we end up growing fast. There weren't really any 'fact questions' (e.g. what's the limit for X), but some facts were part of the scenario's (e.g. our application has a througput of XXX MB/s which storage solution would fit best.). I didn't actually get any questions which were (to my knowledge) directly related to the well architected framework (indirectly they sort of are, but that's just because the well architected framework is basically a collection of best practices grouped together by subject in a few documents).
The CSA -A course at LA as it currently stands lacks content in some areas for the new exam (at least the exam I got). My exam required a bit broader knowledge on Redshift, the new EBS storage types (Throughput-Optimized HDD and Cold HDD), advanced S3 topics (e.g. performance best practices and signed urls) and ECS for example.
Overall if your only source of knowledge is the LA course I would recommend taking the old exam, at least until the LA CSA-A course is updated (I'd guess that'll be somewhere in the coming 2 months).
If you work with AWS on a regular basis (especially when working with a broad range of services) I think you should be ok for the new exam.
I ended up with a score of 966, so I'm quite happy with that. On to the next one! Which should be CDA - 2018 which seems to be recently available, so that should go well with the new course :)
Anyhow, thanks LA (and in particular @braun0 ) for the CSA -A course!