I received my order today for this starter kit it is being given as a gift. I really like that everything that you will need to get started is included in this kit so it takes all the guess work out of trying to figure out what to get. Customer service suggested they we start off with this set and once we become more advanced we can get other supplies as needed. I like that the tree is a little older and it has been trained more, but offers you the ability to train it further if you want. The recipient of the gift was thrilled with the way it looked and couldn’t be happier.