Does it look like something your crazy aunt would give you for a Christmas present when you were in 7th grade and were clearly too old and too cool to do something as lame as calligraphy?! It does to me.
But that doesn't make me love it any less! I wanted an inexpensive book that would be easy to learn from that included all the crazy pens and ink. If I love it, I'm happy to invest in some better "media" as the book likes to call it, but for now, these are good to practice with.