Just received both copies (one for me, one for mum of course!) in the mail:
The binding quality is excellent - hardbook cover with laminated printed surface - looks just like any other book
The text printing is nice and crisp, even at thin weights
The photos are 'decent book quality' - not awesome gallery art book quality, and of course nothing like darkroom print quality - but my b&w pic had some difficult areas of shadow tone, and I was pleased to see the dot gain hadn't resulted in any loss of detail. It did seem for b&w pictures there was perhaps a very slight green cast, but nothing horrid (like bad chromagenic lab prints) - it was slight enough to only be noticeable to picky picky people :-)
Overall I'm really impressed - it looks like a real book!! - and so I'd use 'em...