I was very pleased with this collection. Often in older books, the recipes are quite fatty. With this collection, care has been given not only in creating tasty recipes, but what's healthy. Nutritional info is provided for each recipe, and I find the cooking times/serving sizes to be accurate. It's spiral bound and will lay flat. There is room on the page margins for notes, but so far none of the recipes I've required any adapting - we like the seasonings as is.
There are a few pages in the beginning about buying a slowcooker and some techniques like using foil handles to lift out a roast. There is metric information/conversion tables in the back. I would suggest getting a crockpot that has a removable liner, because then you can load it up before bed, turn it off when you get up, shove it in the fridge, and reheat it later when you come home from work. It's also easier to clean up.
Chapters include: Appetizers & Beverages, Soups & Stews, Meats, Poultry, Meatless, Vegetables and Side Dishes, Quick Fix-Ups, Desserts. The ones I've made freeze well - like the beef brisket, chicken curry, italian chicken, etc.
Vegetarians won't have much of a selection in just one chapter of meatless dishes, but those living in households that have vegetarian and non-vegetarian members may find that slow cooker recipes make for easier compromises since there is minimal handling of meat when you cook it in a slow cooker.
Overall, I'd definitely suggest this book as your first crockpot recipe purchase. It's an excellent starting point.