Putting aside the translation, thinking about the book itself...
The cover and binding is a very high quality. It is smyth sewn. The cover and linings are glued very well.
The paper quality (for the price) is adequate. It has a slight shadowy (grey) color BUT I see that marking pen notes do not bleed into the paper.
The printed text does not show through the paper any more than the average bible-paper book might. The font itself, though not a big point-size, is readable -- though from a typographical viewpoint, the "kerning" might have been better [I'm a typographer and type designer].
Printed in China. This used to bother me somewhat. However, if any of the Chinese print house employees have any English skills, what a great way to spread the gospel of Christ in the process.
I would highly recommend this particular edition (leather bound) NASB Updated for general reading or gift-giving. (If you need to write copious notes, think of a wide-margin edition.)
Not a normal ultrathin it's about 1 1/4 inches thick witch I knew before I bought it goatskin very smooth and flexible. Pages opaque 2 ribbons, overall a very nice bible and compared to other goatskin's 100 bucks is a deal hoping to have it for a very long time and by the looks of it I think it'll last. If your looking for a goatskin nasb and not looking to have to shell out 240 for an allan or 180 for a cambridge this is the book for you
I am very happy with the NASB Ultrathin. It is light and easy to carry, yet it is referenced. I find it to be of excellent quality and the pages are easy to turn. The print is clear and easy to read. I am especially happy with the literal translation of this version. It provides a deeper meaning to God's word.