Every Christmas I like to give away nice study bibles. This year I was disappointed to see the new & "updated" New Open bible become nearly worthless with a bunch of notes. I always liked their cross reference system best since it is at the end of the verse & not in a center column or the bottom of a page. I liked it since it didn't have notes but a lot of study aids. Having said that I don't believe all bibles with notes are bad it's just when I give away gifts I like the person to be able to search the scriptures for themselves & have good aids at their disposal. Later they can choose their own in terms of notes. For example I think MacArthurs is a very good study bible. I was just curious as to what bibles you all consider good STUDY bibles? Currently I'm leaning towards buying the Thompson in Moroccan leather. Anyways don't want to start arguments just curious as to opinions &/or advice regarding "good" study bibles.