I am both quality and value oriented but the survey only lets one and not both choices to be checked! Anyway, This binder is so easy to open and close. Came across it by accident while searching for binders that fulfilled all the other requirements I was looking for (View, D-Ring, 3"). Am using these binders for storage of documents that get a lot of reference use. The easy open and close is much quieter and smoother than traditionally constructed binders, plus besides it being a view binder, the six pockets (four on the inside front and back covers, and the two spine-width pockets) are handy for a few odd notes. My favorite binder ever. Too bad it doesn't come in more colors for color coding. On-line chat help and I could only find the one color. Asked for other possible suggestions and am going to look at them now, but am thinking they won't have the same great open and close feature.