Recently I started to use the NASB as my text, after struggling between it and the ESV. One of my *concerns was that they would update the ESV again, and they've done just that in April 2011. (I could be wrong about the month, but this is what I've read.) So, some 4 months after my switching to the NASB (I switched in 12/2010) they've revised the ESV. I am glad I didn't go that route, as it looks as though they will phase out the 2007 version with this new one. * I made this statement in this link so no one will think I'm fabricating this: http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=68777 Here is a link that notes the changes from the '07 to the '11 edition: http://d3p91it5krop8m.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/misc/esv_2011_changes.html A few questions for those of you who hold to the ESV and otherwise: Did the ESV really need an update? Will you now switch to another version? Are any of you a little disappointed they've updated this version again, (and only after a revision some 4 years back?) Have the changes to the latest ESV improved this version, or not? Are you one who is switching to the newer ESV because you think it is better or necessary? Do you wish they would have just left the ESV alone, stayed 2007? Isn't all of this just marketing something to the public that is shiny and new to increase sales, or has the '07 language become so antiquated that it demanded a revision to teh text? Was there some pressure about being PC ("slave" being changed for instance)? On to the number of English Versions: Do you feel all of these versions are really necessary? Or are the number of these versions causing confusion, church conflict, and/or are there just too many versions? Do you think a church should settle on one text, as I see some churches where any number of versions are used? Wouldn't it be better for the local churches to use a certain chosen text for study, preaching services &c? Do you feel for the most part these updates we see are based on need, or are they based upon greed?