I bought the new ESV (English Standard Version) Study Bible last week. It looks like a very good addition to my library. Here are a few recommendations from some highly respected Bible teachers:
"The ESV is a dream come true for me. The rightful heir to a great line of historic translations, it provides the continuity and modern accuracy I longed for. Now the scope and theological faithfulness of the ESV Study Bible study notes is breathtaking. Oh how precious is the written Word of God." ~ John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN
"The ESV Study Bible is the most important resource that has been given to the emerging generation of Bible students and teachers." ~ Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church, Seattle, WA
"The ESV Study Bible is an invaluable and inexhaustible resource. I especially love the way the notes and articles highlight the great redemptive story and 'connect the dots' between the various portions and themes of Scripture. Full of rich insight, scholarly yet accessible--I am deeply grateful for this magnificent work." ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author, host of Revive Our Hearts radio program
"The ESV Study Bible is a gift to God's people everywhere. Building on the finest biblical text available, the study notes are solidly evangelical and totally practical. Every serious student, teacher, and communicator of the Bible will want a copy of this magnificent edition of God's Word." ~Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX
"The definitive clarity and beauty of the ESV Study Bible is extraordinary. In a world where words are distorted to mean anything, it is wonderful to have complete confidence in the reliability and truth of the Bible--so clearly and persuasively demonstrated by the world-class team of Bible scholars and teachers. For everyone who wants to understand God's Word in a deeper way, the ESV Study Bible is an outstanding resource. I will be an avid user!" ~ Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of JAF International Disability Center, Agoura Hills, CA
From what I have read so far, it looks like the endorsements are deserved. It appears to be a solid translation with very good study notes.