Recently I bought some beautiful handmade watercolor journals. I was all excited to use them, and it's been great but I am wishing for smooth cream colored Moleskine paper again! Whatever I use to art journal with, I soon crave the opposite. Like I'll be using a large book and then I will crave a small one. Then I use a small one and it feels intolerably small. Luckily I have been working into these books so much lately that they will all get used eventually.
I love the look and absorbency of the rough pages! But the tooth of it gets in my way, with smooth paper I can use much more detail.
I try to stop myself from over-buying supplies (ha...). I try to use what I have, or most of what I have before I let myself get more. But! I bought a handmade traveler's notebook! I ordered a handmade one so I could get the A5 size I prefer.