I purchased this set referring to ratings and hoping others new best. I have never given my input on a rating, but this set's ratings are deceiving and must be noted in context against other products currently available. First, be aware of the original publishing date of 1866-91. Second, be aware of the target audience. This set is not for the layman but the Hebrew scholar. The text is full of words written in Hebrew and references to these words is highly distracting. Text is not expository and explanations are broken up into confusing comments, references, colons and semicolons, and Hebrew notations. As a layman who loves the Bible, I was disappointed and find it unreadable and, as a result, it sits on my shelf collecting dust. (Quality is a 3 only because the binding and printing is good, and the authors are highly respected.) Even if I entered seminary, I do not think I would find this set helpful due to the confusing presentation of information.
A pastor friend passed the old set of commentaries to me, which were cumbersome to carry and use. However, this new set is light to carry around and simple to use. Thanks Christianbook.com for this new set of commentaries!