Waite's deck (the Rider-Waite) was the first published and widely-available deck which made extensive use of symbolism devised by and specific to the Golden Dawn. One of Waite's biggest flaws, besides his utter pomposity, was his fear that the masses would be exposed to Occult Secrets, so he purposely mangled the symbols and meanings in the deck he published. These errors are called, somewhat euphemistically, "blinds."
As such, I believe that we could all benefit from edition of the tarot which would utilise accurate color and symbolism. Unfortunately, like the Wang deck before it, this deck ain't it.
Not many occultists are accomplished artists, and this is okay. However, I do not think that many of them realise this. Crowley realised this and commissioned Lady Frieda Harris to illustrate the deck as he envisioned it.
Mrs. Cicero's paintings are crude and unattractive in the extreme. I realise that her palette was limited in that she had to use only Golden Dawn Elemental and "Flashing" colors, but that doesn't explain the complete lack of aesthetics and ignorance of human anatomy which she displays here.
The Rider-Waite deck, with all of its failings, is still far superior to this one, due in no small part to its illustrator - Pamela Colman Smith.