Do you think that the journals are of good quality and value? If not, what brand do you recommend or prefer? Right now, I pretty much use store brand sketch journals as the price fits my budget. But, if the moleskine journals are really much better quality wise, then I would be willing to save up to purchase one or two to try out. I draw, paint with acrylics and am getting into watercolours. I've managed to acquire good quality acrylics at this point along with artist quality coloured pencils and markers. So, I am building up my art supplies gradually and like to be sure that if I am making a purchase of artist quality supplies, that what I am purchasing is worth the extra money. I shop for deals online and have a good supplier of most materials, but they do not carry moleskines. I see that I can purchase them online through amazon.ca (I'm in Canada). They seem to be affordable, but they are more expensive than what I am using. So, I would really like to hear from others if moleskines are good value for the money or just a status symbol journal.