Can be great - can be tough. East TX is pretty place specific. The deer are in Rusk county. It's not easy hunting. Folks familiar/used to east TX hunting love it. A lot of folks who come in from places where they're used to a lot of clockwork deer movement and more open terrain don't.
I grew up near eastern Rusk county. It was good back in the day and my friends/family prove it's still good.
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.