Since this thread is already derailed I figure I would include the versions I prefer.
NASB/NASU I prefer these over the others and use this version the most.
KJV I find harder to use, but do because the church I am a part of uses it.
HCSB I like this one for teens, I think it is a better translation than the NIV but still understandable compared to KJV
NKJV I like this one too, but don't find myself using it much. If I didn't have the NASB then I think I would use this translation.
NIV I can't knock it because if it were not for this translation I would not have started reading the word and would not have come to repentance.
This certainly is an intresting question and a good topic. Thanks SofTy