I have two other sets of tarot cards, and have never been able to do a lot with them. These ones are totally different.
I was initially a bit reticent about getting these, mainly due to Crowley's reputation, but there's nothing threatening or malevolent about this deck. Visually stunning, the artwork is beautiful and intricate, which is the thing that attracted me to them in the first place.
However, once you hold them in your hands, they're a very powerful deck, and very easy to connect with.
The plastic video case type box is a bit cumbersome, but I keep my tarot cards in a cloth bag anyway, so that doesn't really matter.
The book contained in the set is certainly enough for a beginner, but I can appreciate that the separate handbook may be helpful once you're used to them.
An amazing and colourful set, and certainly not naive like a lot of tarot decks currently on the market.