I purchased this couch because of the size. I needed an apartment sized couch for a room I was remodeling. I'd seen a similar couch of the same size locally for the same price - but I opted for this one because I liked the style more and I thought the "fake" leather would clean spills more easily. I foolishly assumed because the local couch was so comfortable, this one would be, too. I would NOT have purchased this couch if I'd been able to sit in it first. The back is very hard and there is no way to avoid the support beam in the middle of the back which digs into your back no matter how you sit. The seat itself is only the bare minimum and definitely not made for comfort. I really debated whether to keep it or not but the hassle of the return coupled with the fact the local store didn't have the similar couch anymore made me opt to live with this. On the up side --- my teen gamer is the one who will primarily use this couch and as fare as I can tell --- it is uncomfortable enough that he seems to play his xbox less and join the family without prompting more. ... so maybe if you need a couch for guests or visitors to sit on and you don't want to make them feel comfortable so they'll leave sooner this is the one for you!