Fantastic value. This is an affordable way to get a wide range of colors. I swatched all the markers when they arrived and none of them were dried out or leaking. They aren't streaky. I have not blended yet, but I don't anticipate a problem with that. I really like the way the grays were labeled with WG's, CG's, GG's and BG's. The rest of the set had numbers only. The only thing I was disappointed with is that although there are lots of colors, I personally LOVE and want more of those really light pastel colors. There are a few in there but I would love more. Actually, if they came out with a set of just pastels I would love it. Overall very, very happy with this purchase.