After living in Europe for a decade sleeping on what were basically mattress pads supported by springy wood slats, I was astounded and confused when I went to purchase my first bed as an adult after moving back to the US. Why do you need box-springs? I have what size options? That costs ... !?! It was totally absurd and that box-spring seemed like a scam. After deciding on a platform bed I looked for a mattress that would work with it. After looking at lots of mattresses then stumbling across Overstock.com and reading the reviews, I took what I thought was a gamble. That was at the end of 2007 and now it's 2010. I still have the same mattress I ordered and every morning when I wake up I still feel that it was one of the best blind decisions I've made. So now I'm going to upgrade from a full to a queen, but it's not a blind gamble this time.