I really like this book. There are projects that even children can knit, as well as challenges for the experienced knitter. This book was written as much to showcase the skill of the spinners as to show off the designs.
They are not "primitive" designs, as one reviewer called them, but rather on the classic/practical side. As in actually worn by people to keep warm--imagine that! Since most of them are in natural yarn colors for the most part, it is easy to see why someone who is used to the latest "big bucks" manmade yarns often featured in most of the magazines these days might not like them.
The book does offer guidance on substituting commercial yarns for these designs, so you can use whatever you like, and the designs will look quite differently. IMHO, the only difference between Vogue Knits and other patterns out there is the fact that it says Vogue, and that the yarns almost always cost a bundle.
This book is great for anyone who doesn't like knitting huge projects such as sweaters and afghans, which seem to take forever. Many of the projects in this book work up quickly and are quite portable, making them great for traveling or waiting. Buy it!