Yes, it helps that it is a pip deck, so there are no Minors, and the lady in Truth in Story, don´t know her name, thinks that the Majors work. Of course, she likes the art work too, and loves this deck.
I agree with you, Le Fanu, this sort of deck can go horribly wrong; like Beautiful Creatures did. Truth in Story has reviewed both, and though she absolutely hated Beautiful Creatures; she loves this deck. However, I believe she loves Lisa Parker´s art work like I do.
I suggest those who feel tempted look on this Truth in Story lady´s walk-through. I think she is very honest, I use to watch her deck reviews
I can´t say if the deck works, as I haven´t used it, but I believe it does. The Majors seems to work to me. But I´m a fan, like you said, and usually I prefer the art-work to be made for a deck, like you do.