Organizing the tote was easier than I expected. The pockets themselves are pretty intuitive as to where everything should go. There are spots on the inside for what I call normal length needles, and some on the outside for the really long ones.
All of my stuff fits in the tote with no problem at all. I have room and pockets to spare.
I have skeins in all six of the outside skein pockets as well as some skeins and balls inside. Still plenty of room for the projects themselves. The Options organizer can just lay inside the main compartment with the yarn and projects.
It really is a very nice bag.