It's been around for years and I have owned this deck for over 15 years. I needed a new deck for my readings as it is a favourite with people. Basic but good and ideal for mastering the art of tarot. I own other decks with more complex and intricate designs (Scapinin, Golden Dawn,etc), but this deck is still the simplest and most fun. Tarot should be fun and not some over-blown technical maze that some people pretend that it is. Rider-Waite is good old-fashioned value. I got it at a great price too here on Amazon so that adds to my fun.