Yep it were cool, but I never felt compelled to buy on through S@H simply because it had the wrong arrangement of bits for my needs. My Castle collection was rather small back in the day...
At the time those wand/hat/beard combos were EVERYWHERE due to the fact that Majisto was the leader of the Dragon Masters and in nearly all the sets for that faction.
Personally I never got on the Wolf Pack bandwagon, to me they seemed rather too thugish to be so organized without a clear leader.
Finally what really upset me about this set was that while it had the plate armor, it had no proper matching helm to go with it. I had missed out on sets with the Black Knights or Crusaders that wore the full armor and it just bugged me endlessly that I had almost NO armored Knights with visored helms (or grill helms). Personal gripe, really.
For me it was simply the wrong arrangement at the wrong time.
There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. -Willy Wonka, 1971-