A) It is too short. I now know that 25 inches would not have been long enough for a "full size" shawl for me.
B) The shape is far from flattering. I apparently need more angles. So, if I make another wedge construction shawl, I'll use a smaller gauge and fewer wedges so that the final shape will have clear angles at the bottom.
So, here's a toast to learning experiences. I'm going to reclaim the yarn. Maybe I'll use it for the Blue Curacao shawl and pray that it turns out to like me as much as I like it!
P.S. To all those in my "knitting" group, I promise not to frog it until you've had a chance to see it live and in person...