My favorite puzzle of the year, hands down. The image was a little more challenging than I expected, but I never felt stuck. The puzzle is perfectly matte with minimal puzzle dust. Pieces were a great thickness and had a very satisfying slide into place. Could easily move small sections, passed the pickup test, but not difficult to disassemble. The colors were vibrant and true to photos, great poster included. Ribbon cut pieces with enough shape variation that was helpful. I love supporting small companies that are producing quality products and support deserving artists. The Helen Dardik art was fun and made me happy.The box quality and the paper bags were very satisfying. Yes, it is expensive, but I had a discount and in my opinion was worth the quality and puzzling experience. I am sad there will never be another "first time" assembling this puzzle; it was that pleasurable.