This is the first brand new sofa set I have ever purchased. After years of hand me down sofas, I decided to take the plunge and buy a brand new one. I had never seen this sofa in person, so I was a little nervous about making the purchase online, however, the photo online is exactly how the actual product looks in real life. The only unexpected thing - this sofa is definitely firmer than a cloud. Still it is comfortable for daily use of 2 adults and a 7 year old boy. I think that it'll wear and tear well, the fabric seems very nice and sturdy. My son loves the softness of it. I definitely will recommend this set. You do get what you paid for (In a good way)!