Picked up mine this morning (I was out when they tried to deliver it on Saturday). First impressions are very positive. It's exceptionally well thought out and organised. The use of a 'practical' rather than taxonomic order (given the latest increasingly impractical manifestation of the latter) is a master stroke. Good, though, to see an annotated list giving protected status using taxonomic order (best of both worlds). Judicious use of tables outlining key differences in problem species pairs/triplets. Nicely judged introductions to families too and useful flight shots where needed. A good range of high-quality photos. Quibbling, like others, though, I found some of the maps misleading/inaccurate and distinguishing some of the smaller dots of colour (esp dark green vs dark blue) wasn't always easy. It should also be recognised that this is not field guide being too bulky and weighty for even the largest jacket pocket; put it in your rucksack or leave it in your glove box. It might not be quite so revolutionary as Crossley's approach but it's more functional and has managed to be extraordinarily comprehensive. It's not merely head-and-shoulders above other photoguides, it reaches down to somewhere around the midriff!