I selected this mattress based on the reviews which were all excellent. When I recieved my set I thought I'd made a mistake. After having slept on a *** set for years sleeping on something this great took afew days but today I can say I did not make a mistake! It gives me the firmness I require for my back and the comfyness of a night's sleep. I would recommend this set to anyone who's looking for comfort. On my old mattress I had 5 ! yes 5 mattress, fluffy pads to give me the comfort I needed. There are no pads on my new bed and I LOVE IT!