This rug is basically all I was looking for, but then again people have different standards. Works well in a brightly colored room, because it's really bright (it worked well for me in a purple room). Pros: +Vibrant color (other rugs that claim to be lime-green often end up being washed-out) +Soft & comfortable +Nice, in-the-middle size (not huge or tiny) +Goes with a wide range of color schemes Cons: -Yes, shag is harder to clean, but that's what you're agreeing to when you go looking for a shag rug. Overall, a great rug. Sometimes I wish there were more of it to spread out on! Definitely a great choice.