Place orders the minor suits from the least to most spiritual, so starts with the physical/material suit of coins, then vessels, then swords and finishes with the fiery spiritual suit of staffs. It is quite different to what I've been used to but it does make sense.
I didn't take your comments as criticism. I'd have probably started with the Fool myself if the Coins hadn't been started. Sometimes though I think it's good to get into the minors to start with as well because, particularly in this deck, they are quite different to say the RWS meanings.
Also, there is nothing to stop anyone starting a thread for a card they are working on and want a bit of input in. Just always remember to PM Sulis to let her know you've started a new thread and she'll add it to the Index.
And good idea to subscribe to the Index thread. That is probably the best way to keep on top of new threads starting. I posted my comments on the three of coins earlier and hope to get to the Fool later today. I'm really excited about this study group and am really pleased we have lots of people keen to join in