Alan, sounds about right, but really, I too use my BIG STONKING roughing gouge for about 90% and then the skew or the spindle gouge, with a fingernain grind, for the rest. I use the #80 grit gouge only a little, I'm trying my best to get off of the sandpaper thing.
The HF set is a good value.
The most important thing is sharp tools, if they are not sharp, don't matter what you are using, or how good you are, this applies to the #80 gouge as well.
When sanding, keep the speed way down, heat is you enemy, and don't forget to stop the lathe and sand with the grain.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward