I was instantly drawn to this deck as soon as I saw the images of some of these cards on amazon as well as various other sites. Being an avid collector and reader of Tarot and Oracle cards for about 15 years now, I decided to wait a little while longer to see if I really, really wanted to get this deck. After about a week, I finally gave in to my intuition and bought it. ... And I have to say that this is one of the most lively, 'talkative,' user-friendly, and 'warm and fuzzy' tarot decks I've ever come across. The images and messages I receive don't make me as 'nervous' as some of the other 'serious' ones I own which is a nice little shift. NOT to say that this deck shouldn't be taken seriously at all, because these cards will just "jump out" at you and and make their messages known to you LOUD and CLEAR, lol! I think I made a wise choice, and this will probably be one of my favorite decks to use now.
The only reason I gave it a 4-star rating and not a 5-star is because the cards are a little smaller and the paper is somewhat thinner than most of the tarot cards/decks I own. Might take me a little getting used to, but certainly NOT a huge drawback, IMHO. Though... if used extensively, I would probably have to replace it every few years or so, I'm not quite sure. ... But if that's not an issue for the many, many other tarot readers out there who prefer their cards to become soft and have that 'worn-out' feeling/look--than you have no worries at all! :)
I would definitely give this colorful, cheery-bright, and animated deck a chance if you want a more 'friendly' deck of cards that absolutely loves to talk to you! I also believe this deck is an EXCELLENT choice for beginners! And once again... a more light-hearted, fun-filled experience and approach for the more seasoned and serious veteran tarot card readers out there. ;)