I had a similar experiance early this summer when trying to get yeast to brew up a batch of Cream Ale for drinking while fishing. I too was looking for Cal Ale (either 001 or 051) yeast and the homebrew store was out. So I grabed the 060.
My review is that the beer 6 weeks after ferment was not all that great. Not bad, but not my best... so it sat around for a few more months... After 12 to 14 weeks, the beer was excellent!! In fact after a fishing trip, I saved three of the bottles and entered it in competition... got a 42 score with it!
Essentially, the young beer was minerally and sulfery. As it lagered, however, it took on dryer... more of a pilsner quality. Still fruity like an ale, but a slightly cleaner quality compared to 001.
So I would think that for lighter beers that would benefit from a dryer, cleaner finish, I would recommend this yeast over Cal Ale. Granted, this is a sample of one for me, but it was good enough that I plan on repeating the experiance again.