For my Ukraine collection, I have been using Staples Better Binders. Some people think they're a little too flexible. But I like them.
I haven't needed to buy a Better Binder in a while. But with 2019 stamp album supplement done, and my stamps mounted, I needed a new binder. Placed a curbside pickup for a yellow 1 1/2" binder and discovered that they changed the rings on the binder.
My old binder had these rings:
These are nice rings with a ball and socket connector. Pages almost never get snagged on these connectors.
The new binder has these rings:
These are the kind of rings that were in every binder when I was a kid. They will let papers get snagged on them and are just inferior to ball and socket closures.
I'm taking this binder back to Staples tomorrow and looking to see if they have the old style anywhere in stock.
I fear it may be time to switch binder brands.