These bowl/plates are great! I bought them because sometimes we want something the size of a plate but not as deep as a bowl to get every last bite of food. I highly recommend for the price point as an everyday piece. The only two downsides: the white does scratch easily and as stated in another review, doesn't quite fit in some areas of a dishwasher.
I too LOVE the dinner bowl trend. Could be hard to eat say, a steak with the higher sides. HOWEVER, if you slice the steak, drape it over the potatoes, and surround it with a puddle of sauce...EVERYTHING looks updated and like a gourmet meal in these bowls! Hunted. Best shape, size, feel. We also eat wherever a lot and these feel like a bowl/tray. You can pile then with snacks and little sauce dishes, or a small bowl of soup and a sandwich. Very versatile.
I love the idea of a plate/bowl and this Avesta bowl is perfect! It's bigger than a regular bowl, but slightly smaller than a regular dinner plate. They're a great size, weight, very durable and functional, and look nice too. I'm SO happy with this purchase!