I started on the NIV when I was first introduced to the faith and then moved to the ESV/NASB. Pretending we are going with a CT translation, what are the main issues with the NIV (maybe provide links to translation problems)? and is the NIV REALLY as bad as Reformed Christians make it out to be? I have to admit I have been reading through the bible this year at about 20 pages a day and between reading the ESV and NIV, the NIV flows SO MUCH smoother in my opinion (though I may be a bad reader ) and I retain more. Is is bad to use the NIV as the main reading bible and ESV/NASB/KJV for actual study? any thoughts?