I wouldn't get it unless you were in to growing CPs from seed. For one the plants will take 4 to 5 years to reach mature size. That makes it a poor choice for a beginner. Second, a Cobra Lily isn't my idea of a beginner plant unless you live in an area where they grow naturally. There are several experienced growers on the forum that have a struggle with them. Thirdly, you can get seeds for most of the other species on the trade forum for the cost of postage. Basically, I don't think it's much of a deal, especially for people who have access to CP forums.