I have read many critical things here about the NIV. I question why there is so much criticism since the NIV is the best selling MV available. We are currently attending a church that uses this as their primary translation. This is one of the things about this church that I really enjoy. I spent many years after getting saved in a KJV only church. I thank God that he delivered me from this extreme legalism. I do not have any problem with someone who uses the KJV, but I appreciate the MV's much more. I will never attend any church that is KJV only. In fact, I would not attend a church that is NIV only either. I enjoy looking at several versions and do not see any reason to limit myself to any one in particular. What do you think?