These are a little old and many of you have seen them but I thought I would point them out for those who haven’t.
Who Translated the New Living Translation? (And More Thoughts on Advocating English Translations) – Internet Monk (good comments too)
Speaking of the NLT, here is a feature on their web site where you can easily look up popular verses/passages. There are so many familiar passages making it easy to get a good feel for it. There are also three in-depth comparisons.
Update: And a newer post on the NLT.
One “Best” Translation? – living the crucified life (ironically, most of the comments may be contrary to what the post is about)