Regardless of how biblically scholastic you are (or not), you want to have this study bible. In addition to the accurate translation and tremendous cross references, it offers a thorough, clear and fascinating comprehension of the history of each canon book within.
Aesthetically, it is beautiful and well made. The font is very easy to read, even for those of us with weaker vision.
I love this Bible. First of all, I like the English Standard Version. I like reading different versions, and have found the ESV to be very easy to read and understand, but truer to the original manuscripts than the NIV. I also like Dr. MacArthur's notes. I have read several of his books and love them. His knowledge and understanding of scripture amazes me. Furthermore, this Bible is beautiful and very well made. It is, in my opinion, well worth the money.