I got these recently and they all came in great shape, I also love the range in these. My other set of brushes don't have such a range. Also I was very glad that none of the brushes came out while I was using them, since I have had that happen before and it ruined the nail I was working on. Over all I am very pleased with these brushes.
The one warning is that the white handle will melt if you get 100% acetone on them, I learned this the hard way, but all that does is show the wood under so it won't hurt the brush, it just might leave some of the white on whatever it was laying on. Since a lot of ladies like acetone for cleaning I just though I would throw that out there. That does not take away from the brush though and I would get these again once mine wear out.