It’s a solid airplane. I flew around the Cape Verde islands in TACV’s (Cape Verdean Airlines) ATR-72s. They handle short field ops really well and would be a joy to fly for any short range ops to include island hopping.
But to be honest, I’d prefer that legacy IF aircraft such as the 757 & C-17 get reworked before any new aircraft get added. They are badly in need of better flights physics and other improvements in order to be on par with aircraft like the Dash 8, C-130 & 787.