I needed a Bible to carry with me for work and church services. This is a great size, the font is clear and a readable size, and fits easily in a small bag for work or weekend getaways. I still use my NIV Life Application for studying at home and group studies, but this ESV Bible fills a different need.
The color and filigree are beautiful and true to the picture shown. I don't remember seeing "red letter" in the product description, but this is a red letter Bible, so that was a pleasant surprise for me. Font and size are easy to read. Lightweight, fits in my purse, easy to travel around with. No negatives for me. For $17.00 (when I bought it) that was unbeatable. I was prepared to pay $30.00 but hoping I wouldn't have to. I was looking for a deal and really got one. Very well pleased.