I am excited that the ESV Study bible will be released next week. I have mine on order and can't wait to receive it.
Here's John Piper's thoughts on bible translations and why he uses the ESV.
What translation do you use?
My entire life I've used NASB, but have used ESV more in the last two years. (Although I think John and I own four different translations of the bible in our home.) I will be reading through my ESV study bible in 2009. Our church is dedicating 2009 to reading through the bible as a congregation, with sermons based on our weekly reading. I am excited to have this new bible!
I just found this great video introducing the ESV Study Bible