Rough guides are the best. They are informatives and I have found their info to be pretty 'spot on' and they have great color pics to inspire.
I have had a few major problems with some of the Lonely Planets info......travelling overland you don't really want to get it wrong when it means you have to drive an extra 800k's!!! ( Border crossing closed in Mongolia)
Lonely Planet has also 'culled' their color photos and it seems to be a bit targeted to just the party, party mentality.