I bought this set before I knew about bley--you can only imagine my anguish as I discovered it! I originally bought it because of the two shadow knights, I love those helms. And I like the secondary colors on the new jellybean knights (ie dark green, dark blue, dark red, and dark tan), so that was a bonus.
However based on playability, and pieces IMO this set stinks. I am sure there are other things which could be made out of this, but if it is your first and only set, there is not much else I could find to build out of it. Really this, to me, is only an army builder, and way to expensive for that. I would appretiate it much more if it was made of smaller, more versatile pieces.
So, not a great set, but deffinately not he worst either. I can see how kids might like playing with it, but it's not for me.