It's a real shame these stunning cards were printed on such shiny cardboard. I absolutely love the designs and the fact they are black and white, but could they not have been less plasticky? It really lets them down...
On the plus side, these are intricately drawn, beautiful, incredibly detailed cards that, like another reviewer already mentioned, will not suit everyone. However, they are an excellent set for anyone with a strong interest in Hermeticism or the Golden Dawn, and much can be learned about the symbolism via the books of Robert Wang - The Qabalistic Tarot comes highly recommended.
I also use them for personal meditation and ritual and divination work, like another reviewer mentioned, but I would happily use them with a friend if they wished - i just don't know anyone who'd find them appropriate.
Overall, I love them, but I can't get over that disappointment I feel when I see them reflecting the light in a cheap, tacky way, or when I touch them and they feel like they've been put through my laminator.
To: the publisher - I would gladly buy another set were they reprinted on a more suitable material!