Firstly, I was born in the 60's but didn't 'listen' to music until the early 80's and got this set, thus working backwards only a few years ago.
Most of us end up with a number of compilations that cover slightly different genres/musical areas and the same tracks pop up, which can get quite annoying - and a waste of money. If I hear Good Vibrations again, I'll scream!
This happens a fair bit at the start of these 4 cds as the producers stick the well-known hits on, to make the initiated whoop with delight but they do soon settle into the better, lesser known stuff that's not heard everyday on cheesy radio playlists and compilations.
Some of my favourite 60's tracks are here - and some aren't. I can possibly think of 2 that I'd like to be included and that's a pretty good ratio, not perfect, but that's the beauty of playlists you make up once you've ripped from the CDs. It's also good to hear originals of hits that were made famous later - they're so often better originally.
For the money I paid (similar to what the secondhand price is now) the set is very good value. The box itself is better made than average and doesn't feel that it's going to crumble as you prise it open, which it does smoothly.
There are other compilations around, of course and if I'd bought one of them I'd probably being saying something similar about that, but I didn't - and as I've never felt the need to go searching for another 60's set, that's a pretty fair testament.