The ESV Ryrie study Bible is an overall good product. It was discouraging to find such a limited number of study ESV Bibles available as well as those which were offered with thumb-indexing. The color selection was also a bit limited. The Bible text is nicely spaced and easy to read with plenty of room to write notes in the margins if desired. The cover is nice and flexible. The monogramming would be nicer if it had been embossed rather than printed. Also, I would have preferred for the name to be on the lower right corner of the Bible. As far as indexing, it took a moment to get used to "JHO" as an abbreviation for John as I've never seen it used that way before.
Overall we are happy with the Bible, but there are a few things which could be improved in regards to selection and personalization.
I have come to appreciate the ESV version. Its readability and accuracy are important factors for me in the study of the Word of God. I appreciate the historical notes as a way to grasp the culture and traditions of the times when these words were inspired by Godly men of old speaking down through the centuries to us.
I'd highly recommend this bible and the Ryrie Study notes to those who experienced in the handling of Gods Word or to one who is new in the faith.