Got these along with some other turkish cotton towels from OS to compare. Others were supposedly "Hotel" quality and a plush twist and supposedly a heavier gram weight. The Salbakos Cambridge towels are softer, fluffier, and feel heavier/thicker than the others to me and are about half the price. Loving these towels. No lint issues so far. Seem like top quality and great to start each morning out with a sense of luxury.
I am a towel "snob"...I was very pleased with the turnaround from order placement to delivery receipt. The towels are what I would consider good quality but not any better than what a discerning buyer could find at a big box store or TJX type retailer for the same price or less. I cannot comment on how well they will hold up over time so that may justify the higher cost. The towels were laundered first thing and came out withought any signs of poor workmanship.
These towels are really lovely--they're thick and soft and they've washed well so far. I've had them for about three weeks and have washed them three times and they've come out beautifully each time so far. No snags. They shed a lot in the first wash, so I'd definitely wash them before use. They're a great value.