I have only worked my way through the introductory sections and for that alone MacArthur's Study Bible would be worth the cost. The references appear to be wonderful. Studying this Bible along with John Phillip's writings is a wonderful way to study God's Word.
I have only owned this bible for two months and can say the content is good but the quality is terrible. I have found ink blotches throughout the pages, the glue on the binding is overdone and the pages tear easy. I can not see why so many people give this a five star rating. The words of Christ are not in red, the note fonts are hard to read and the cover sticks up. I will not waste my hard earned money on another Thomas Nelson product again.
It holds God's word, it has got to be great. This bible is a great study bible, great first bible, great to a collection of bibles. I like the topical index feature, the translation, the appearance, large print and just about everything else.