I recently purchased the Wildwood Tarot, and I absolutely love it. I really love it in every way.... I love the art and the theme (Will Worthington), I love the slightly non-traditional take on some of the meanings, and I even love the card back, which is a deep green with an intricate Celtic design. I think it's probably my favorite card back out of all my decks. And yet after using the deck 4 or 5 times there is at least one card that's started to peel along one of the edges! I am so upset! I am gentle with my cards, so it's not from rough handling, and my shuffle style is not at all aggressive either. So I'm really troubled by it. I've already started thinking I'll have to have a back-up deck at some point, which seems lame since I just bought this one!
I also adore my DruidCraft deck for similar reasons - the artwork (also done by Will Worthington) is rich, and I love the earthy theme which "speaks" to me. When the deck first came and I opened it, I was a little disappointed that many of the cards seemed to have light scratch marks, which was really noticeable across the backs (which are a dull brown and not particularly attractive). Also I've found this deck really hard to shuffle, because the cards are not very smooth and have a tendency to stick together.
My Golden Tarot has held up pretty well. It's easy to shuffle for the most part because it's slightly slippery, but not too slippery that they fall out of my hands. Even so, after a couple of months of fairly light use, the edges of some of the cards had started showing clear wear.
But I've noticed that with my two remaining Tarot decks, the Morgan Greer and the Radiant Rider-Waite, they are the most durable and easiest to shuffle of all. (And speaking of backs, they have my second-favorite backs: dark blue with stars - love it!) The Radiant Rider-Waite is almost bordering on being too slippery, but I still enjoy using it. The Morgan Greer is just about perfect. They are both published by U.S. Games, whereas the other decks in my collection are published by several other publishing companies.
So while I'm sad that many of my decks seem to be showing more than their fair share of wear and tear (wow, say that three times fast), I'm contemplating sticking with decks published by U.S. Games in the future because I think I can count on them being really solid and long-lasting. If anyone can recommend other great-quality publishers, let me know!!