Choosing a Tarot deck is always a highly personal thing, what works for some people will leave others cold, and vice versa. But there are so many Tarot decks on the market these days (and more seem to be coming out all the time) that it's really just a case of trial and error until you find a deck that suits you personally. In my experience all decks have something to recommend them in their own different ways, and you can do far worse than to start a Tarot collection! I was taken with the Quest Tarot when I saw some illustrations from it on a Tarot website. They are simply gorgeous. A lot of care, thought and imagination has gone into the illustrations, and none of them disappoint. The accompanying book is imformative, giving you a choice of spreads, from the traditional Celtic Cross Spread (still the best in my opinion), to the one personal to this deck, and will be a great help to anyone just starting out in this field.
Each card is given a full analysis of how to interpret them, unlike the tiny, terse little booklets you get with some packs, and with the Major Arcana cards and the Court cards, you get a full analysis of the pictures as well. I admit this one might be a bit too New Age-y for some tastes, and the only minor criticism for me personally is that I would still have preferred the traditional King, Queen, Princess, Knight etc on the court cards, than Mother, Father, Daughter, Son, which is what we get here. That robs it of some of its mysticism for me, but as I said that's a SMALL criticism. They are also a good size to handle, some packs can be quite clumsy to handle unless you have hands like shovels, but that's not the case with this. I strongly recommend this pack for anyone venturing into and studying the Tarot for the first time.