well, i don't know, i guess all together it is, but it is over 280 patterns, in your own size, of all types. Im sorry i don't have a number in my head for euro/dollar, so im gonna compare in dollars, and let you do the math (blech, math) In the US, most patterns go for between 8 and 20$, I only buy patterns that i really really need right away at full price (though usually with a coupon) Usually I wait till they go on sale, the 1$ sale days are the best. so, lets say i was able to get all the patterns at 1$ each, thats 280$. In the US the book sells for around 125$ with the drafting implements included, thats less than half of the supersale /clearance price of patterns. Even if you didn't use all of them, you are still saving money. Especially if you sew for other people, you can just remake the pattern in their size and never worry about it being cut out to the wrong size. Plus, since each pattern is individual, and easily remade, it makes it tons easier to fit a pattern. If you traced it on swedish tracing paper and just fit the pattern then you would have an immediate sloper.. pretty much... and if you ripped it or the cat tracked poo across it (no lying, happened to me) or something else horrible happened to it, you wouldn't care because all you have to do is pull it out again and redo it.
HOWEVER, if you aren't interested in the modern patterns, there is really no reason to buy one. You can easily make your own tape measure by downloading a copy and attaching it to any centimeter tape measure. Id recommend the drafting tools( whose names have escaped me now, basically one that is curved for making curves and one that is straight) just cause it makes it easy. Mine came with it ( i started with the modern one) so i've never tried it without. And then all you have to do is get the patterns that you WILL use, or steal some from me and others
sorry for the late response... been a bit busy over here.. lol