I honestly screamed when I discovered this deck. I love octopuses so much, it’s ridiculous. Right up there with owls. I decided to get the gold foil version because it was exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign, and I do NOT regret it at all.
I don’t struggle too badly with shuffling this deck, the cardstock is good. Doing readings with this deck has so far been a positive experience. I do it intuitively first, then look at the book–something I will probably do until I am completely confident in this particular deck.
The thing with themed decks is that it’s easy to miss nuances (at least it seems that way to me). There’s no shame in consulting the guidebook from time to time anyways.