My first exposure to X-Men was the early 90's cartoon on Fox, during Saturday mornings. It's badly animated by today's standards, but the stories it presented from the comics were spell-binding. The great adventures and characters were a treat to watch - especially a certain Cajun's...
What is presented in this trade is Gambit's early exploits (the story arc with his first appearance in Uncanny and his first, eponymous, limited series). I am happy to report that these stories still hold legitimate, dramatic weight and enjoyment factor to them.
Gambit is portrayed as a charming, confidant, and debonair rogue, with a lovably, cliched mysterious side and a heart of gold to boot. Both Claremont and Mackie's dialogue for Remy is clever, witty, and almost always humorous, while Lee (JIM LEE!) and Weeks' art is both solid and deliciously 90's (in a good way!). The entertainment factor alone is worth the price of this trade, but rest assured that the stories therein will thoroughly please both fan folks of Gambit and comics in general.
Now, here's hoping that Marvel will take a hint and publish at least a second volume to this great introduction to the X-Men's Rajun' Cajun'!