The beholder is truly spectacular and several other miniatures in this set are "must haves" for any collection but distribute across Rare, Uncommon, and Common is even worse than earlier sets.
I look at these mainly through the eyes of RPG so if you play the miniatures warband games with these you may like this set better than I do. Alone this set is great, I like the Grell, the Couatl, Centaur Hero, and Flind Captain for their workmanship and variety they add to the game. The Uncommons are all interesting and appear in the distribution just about right.
Taken as a whole with what has already been released I get the feeling of Deja Vu. Again the number of dwarves available has increased with 4 more selections in this set while other player character races are only slightly represented. Mages and priests are present but still only add a few to your collection. While the Blue Dragon is large, as are several of the Rares and Commons, most of the dragons and large creatures represented are smaller that life when set in front of your party's miniatures.
The reason I only gave this set 3 stars is the distribution with continues to get worse with each set. The number of commons has fallen to 12 but they continue to make up 1/2 of a box. Rares have increased to 24 so you have to have perfect distribution to make get a full set out of two cases (doesn't happen) and you end up with 8 of each common (funny, THEY are perfectly distributed over 2 cases). It's getting where I don't care if I get all of the miniatures, I'll just pick out a few that I like and get them on ebay.
Over All: Very Good. Excellent construction and paint, Out of 2 cases I did not have any damaged or deficient pieces as I had in earlier sets. Would be happier if the commons were really the foes we commonly find in higher numbers and we didn't have to buy so many of them to get the better, rare, pieces.