Brian D. Russell has just published a post simply called On Bible Translation
. It is a good basic introduction to different kinds of translations and how to choose between them. It concludes with a helpful set of "Concluding Reflections", the last of which is:
Bottom-line: the best translation is the one that you will actually read regularly with the humble desire to open oneself up to its message so that God can shape and form you.
Thanks for the link to Eddie Arthur
(or could it be Sue? Their new look doesn't include an author's name. I don't want to gender stereotype, but from what I remember of their old look posts were almost all written by Eddie.)