Here are some other people's stuff
I don't have the deluxe set, but I did buy everything piece meal.
Of course, I think lugging around 4 boxes is stupid so I went out to find a binder that could fit everything.
-Inexpensive and/or cost effective
-Could fit everything
Case-It Binder (Mighty Zip 3'): $16
Pokefit 18 pocket, 25 sheets $13
1000 freaking penny sleeves: $12
Some box $5
So first off, the binder is great. It perfectly fits all cards in the 25 sheets, AND both Codex binders, 2 boards, and 2 bashing v finesse boards, as well as all the other extraneous stuff. Wow. It's kind of a tight squeeze though, so maybe I should have bought the 4" binder which was about $15 extra bucks (about 2x the price)
The sheets are fine, sideloaders, nothing seems to be wrong. Dunno if they're any worse than anything else but haven't seen anything wrong. It was the most cost effect way of getting 25 sheets of 18 pockets
Penny sleeves are fine. Sure people say that they're garbage compared to regular sleeves but frankly nothing stands out to me as life ruining. They keep the cards sleeved. That's all I care about.
HOWEVER. The sleeves were 2 mm too tall to fit in the sideloaders!!! So I LITERALLY MANUALLY CUT ALL 700 SLEEVES SHORTER. (it was kind of cathartic actually)
Had I paid 10 extra bucks for the KMC perfect fit, I could have saved myself some time.
EDIT: in Rico's post he shows that KMC perfect fits could bend cards because of how tight the fit is. If you want to shell out ~$70 for nice sleeves or even ~$40 for okay ultra pro, be my guest. The money saved for 1000 sleeves was just very cost effective for me (and I have plenty of extras). If you get top loading binder sheets, then you won't have to cut your sleeves.
Box I have no strong feelings towards. It keeps all the chits and some spare dice (11 dice 16mm I think are there right now, could fit maybe 3-4 more, though ideally you may want 14 d6 or 2 spindowns and 6-8 d6). It's too big to fit in the already stuffed binder with all the cards loaded. Maybe the 4" would fit??? It was twice the price though...
The box is easy to open. Too easy in fact, when it's exposed and bouncing in a backpack or caribeenered to my binder that I'm worried all the bouncing and clacking could have everything burst open. Very inexpensive though.
Seriously, if anyone has any suggestions I'm all ears.
Lemme know whatcha think!