We have always held
that once something was on the shelves in a store, it was fair game to discuss, even if it was mistakenly put on the shelves, so this is fair game. I think this set will be fairly popular with castlers, and I'm definitely sure I'm getting it for my daughter.
Another recent Friends find that I really like is 41042 Tiger's Beautiful Palace
. For just a little impulse set it has some really nice pieces - those arabic arches in light purple, a new gold accent piece, and a new plant piece, in addition to the tiger. I could see getting a few of those to do some sort of mideastern palace.