I haven't had the Stamping Gear Deluxe set long, but I really love it. The stamps stamp exactly where you want them to go. You can also use other cling stamps with it as well. The only problem I hac was getting the wheel that the paddle fits into wants to slide, so you have to hold it in place. It would be better if there was some kind of non-skid bottom on it. The possibilities are endless.
Really great intro kit to the gear collection. Compatible with all your clear stamps (up to a certain size, of course).
Very fun to play with and invent new techniques. I highly recommend it!