I bought this in impulse just because I'm a Chris Ramsay fan. When I actually got the deck I was amazed at how smooth it felt right out of the box. The elegance of the design is perfect. The finest touch of the black outline on all the cards makes a BIG difference in showing quality. My only negative, and for me it's immaterial anyway, is that the value marking system takes a lot of practice to get used to. And without eagle eyes, the suit marks are challenging to see. Otherwise, this deck made it to the front of my display stand sporting an elegant tuck case and the story of "these were designed by one of my favorite magicians".