In China, one set of books has outlasted all of the others on the shelf (it seems) - The New Concept English books. Most Chinese who are studying English are very familiar with these books. Lesson 1 -- "Excuse me, is this your handbag? Pardon? Is this your handbag? Yes, it is."
How do you feel about these books? Do you really love them? Do you really hate them? Why? What's good about them? What's bad about them?
I have heard different opinions on them and I want some documented proof direct from the masses of East China. I want your honest opinion of them. Thanks.