I got these, because of course with your first tarot deck you should get the one that calls out to you. I enjoy the pictures and the simple fact that they are old looking. Just adds to the charm of reading them. This is my first deck and i am a beginner, and dont recommend getting this if this will be your first deck, but if it does call out to you then do get it. The one thing about these cards is knowing when the meanings are reversed in the Minor Arcana. I believe its the Wands and the Swords that have the number on both ends. For me it just means a little more studying and getting to know my cards better, for when i do start reading them. What i also like about these cards is that they are smaller than most decks, and easier to shuffle if you have small hands like myself. All in all, this is a nice deck for those who want an old looking deck, as well as the history behind it also.