Of the bibles that I own, I always come back to this one. It is my favorite. I love the footnotes and book introductions. I love that I learn from the footnotes. And the reference notes are a great help.
Too bad the publishers changed the NIV text after 1984. We had been pleased to purchase one of these for each new family of our church for years so we could be consistent with our pew bibles and pulpit version. Regretfully, the publishers unilaterally changed the translation in 2011, so it is not the same even though it carries the same name. Going to find a publisher with a higher standard of ethics for the future investment. The Life Application Study portion of the product is excellent, but coupled with a floating translation...not so much a good package.
I purchased this bible to use for my daily bible studies at work. I needed something that was easier to understand and really like the commentaries down below. It's a great size and has been a great asset. I highly recommend!