I think these pillows are great. I think that they could use a little more down but that's a personal thing. The down is very soft and I have not been poked once by the ends of the feathers. I ordered two of these pillows and I have been using them for about three weeks. They are slightly warmer than a poly-fill pillow but that's to be expected. I had a down jacket as a kid and it kept me very warm. It doesn't bother me but it might bother other people. The softness makes up for this.