I have a larger watercolor paper journal to tear from for one off pieces and I have a much smaller hardbound personal sketchbook for practicing and just messing around. This book right here... this is the sweet spot. It's wonderful. I am always impressed with Ohuhu quality. The paper in the book, for me, has stood up WELL to sketching, charcoal, pastels, alcohol markers and gouache. I LOVE the plastic sheet that's included and is perfect size and thickness. I've always used plastic sheeting for my sketchbooks but this one is just really nice to have included and much better quality than whatever I would have found laying around. The pages tear out so easily on the perforations. It's so clever to have the incomplete notches for the spiral binding. I haven't tried yet to pull a page out and reinsert it, but just knowing I can is awesome. I haven't yet found anything at all to complain about with this. The quality of paper and the amount of pages is amazing. The size is perfect. The more than reasonable price would believe you to think this would be close in quality to others in the range... which most certainly isnt the case. Just like their alcohol markers, Ohuhu is providing very high quality materials for the same price as much lesser quality brands. I'm so happy with this purchase. I'll repurchase a new one as needed for as long as they sell these.