A couple of years ago they quit making the planner I had always used, which wasn't that great (just familiar), so I started the search for one. I'll spare you the details, but it has been a difficult task until now. This planner is exceptional!!!! It has great paper that is thick (120 GSM)...that is hard to find. The size is perfect, the layout wonderful, and I love the grid pattern (reminds me of a Hobonichi Cousin, but with better paper). Also, importantly it lies flat, and is extremely well made. In particularly I like the cloth bound version, but ordered several of each, and you cannot go wrong with cloth bound or not. I've had a few interfaces with Tia & George via email, and they have been kind and most helpful. You cannot go wrong with this planner...order without hesitation, I have ordered some more for friends and colleagues!!!! Outstanding!