As the title implies, I've been buying high thread-count sheets for years now. When you first buy a pair of high thread-count sheets, sure, they're heavy, but they shouldn't be overly stiff as these sheets are. And with washing, they get softer over time. I have sheets from about 6 years ago, that, while they are getting a bit worn now, are probably the softest sheets ever, and they were like that when I took them out of the package. These are probably a double ply sheet. They're very stiff and yes, heavy, but it's like wearing a canvas blanket. I've had them for about six months now and they haven't really softened up at all, like I hoped they would. I don't know who you're trying to fool, Overstock, but it isn't me. You used to have great sheets, but not anymore. These are cast-offs.