I also have both of Charlene Schurch's books and while they are wonderful, I find to be a bit overwhelming. There is a lot of information in there to sort through.
That's WHY I like her books, there is SO much information, that you could literally, as the cover says, knit only from her book for the rest of your life.
Cat Bordhi's books look great, but I asked at two different LYS's, and found that the number one question is "Why doesn't this work?" If you go to CatBordhi.com there is an errata page with 32 corrections. I thought it was me, but no, it's not. If you buy the 2001 version, all that was offered, you need the errata page.
I guess, in the end, it's all subjective. I like books, Dot likes saving money and finding patterns on the computer.
GERTIE! Thanks for the errata page for Sturchs' book. Aren't these books proof read for content anymore?