I've been looking for this lamp for a while. Read the bad reviews and good ones. I got it anyway. It came in 4 days after my order, I should have ordered it back when I first saw it. I like the look and light that comes from the lamp. I am surprised at not only the look but function as well. I like it both on and off. It was easy to assemble, I'm over 6 feet which may have made it easier. I could see what I was doing.. I didn't have problems with the bulb not working or even stains on the fabric. The fabric comes with a plastic cover that you can cut off after you assemble.