Meets 95% of My Needs = 4.5 Stars
I have been an avid user of another dayplanner system for decades but recently found it bulky and difficult to tailor to my needs. Then I found this Daily Planner.
The pages are substantial enough so that writing does not bleed through the pages, but not so thick as to make the planner prohibitively thick. Note, it is for an entire year, so the rings are about 1.3 inches thick.
My needs include the ability to track my personal and professional lists in one location as well as appointments. The 3 column layout of this planner (appointments, to-do, and notes) fulfills this requirement.
I love the monthly calendars at the start of each month and that the days are lined (I use this extensively and cannot write in a straight line, so the lines are mandatory for me in a planner).
The accents are a golden color. I don't love it, but I realize this is a personal preference.
Here's the biggie: in the other system I used, they often included a small month-behind and month-ahead calendar in the header of the daily pages, which I absolutely loved. This planner only offers this on the monthly calendars. Yet there is plenty of blank space at the tops of the daily pages for this resource. If this were added to the daily pages, it would be the perfect planner.
This is a planner I foresee using for years to come.