I replaced my 20-year old 8" foam mattress with this foam mattress. I find foam mattresses are superior to coil-spring mattresses for comfort and durability. I would have kept my old mattress but the cover had ripped in several places and no cover replacement could be found. I chose this mattress because it was similar to mine but with the added memory foam top. This mattress is as comfortable as my old one, although to my "feeling, the memory foam top doesn't seem to make much of a difference. If you prefer a firm but comfortable mattress, this mattress may be your answer. I was impressed with the packaging. It arrived rolled up protected by a light plastic bag within a heavy plastic covering, inside a heavy cardboard tube. I unpacked the mattress and let it sit on the floor for 3 day to allow it to expand to its uncompressed height of 8". I am very pleased with the mattress and the delivery. I hesitated buying a mattress on line without being able to test it, but I am glad that I did. I would highly recommend it to friends and family.