It's great that the binding makes it lay flat, but I do agree with some of the other reviewers and how the binding doesn't seem as strong. I've only just started using it, so I'll see in time if the pages fall out after some wear and tear.
I'm really disappointed by this journal. It really lays flat, the hard cover is very nice but I've been using it for only one day (to journal my goals) and pages are already falling out. The side isn't glued well to the pages and, as they are not sewed but glued, they fall. I also bought the other journal and I hope I will not have this problem.
I really like the design of this journal and the fact that it’s hard cover is a big plus for me. I really want to like it more but my journal came with the pages not securely fashioned to the hardcover so the more I write in my journal the more the pages becomes loose and start to fall out ): it’s becoming increasingly frustrating to write in this journal because the pages are starting to fall out, I just wish the pages were securely glued to the hardcover. And I recognize this might be only an issue with my journal and not all of the journals, but I think it’s an important thing to keep in mind.