After trying out multiple planners I followed a friend's advice and tried out this moleskine planner. I was looking for a planner small enough to fit into my many purses and sturdy enough to hold up under heavy use, and found that this planner meets these needs perfectly. Similarly to Sam Barris' review, I write my appointments/important events/due dates on the left, and organize my tasks on the right. The lines for notes are narrower than college-ruled, which I really like, but it is rather unaccommodating if you tend to have larger handwriting or bad eye-sight. I also agree with previous comments about the "useless" pages in the beginning; I don't use those at all, except writing in birthdays on the month planner. Rather than the front of the planner, I get more use out of the back as a place to tape my class schedules and the pocket as a place to store post-it notes and business cards. (Also, each planner should come with 3 sheets of stickers in the back pocket of the planner.)
Overall, I'm very happy with this moleskine planner and I don't think I'll be switching to another planner any time soon.