I only opened one of them to give a test, and I have to say, I’m happy with the design of Doane Paper; using the bold lines to guide my notetaking, I found the spacing to be wider than I am used to, but it allowed greater legibility. I feel totally comfortable writing on both sides of each page. This is a great notebook. My only concern is the wire binding because I am left-handed. However, I knew this going to the purchase, and do not regret it.
Now it looks as though Doane Paper will be sticking around, though I don’t know what changed. As of this writing, the new doanepaper.com is listing the Large Idea Journal at $16 each.