I am having a lot of trouble finding soft Queen size sheets. I saw a review of these so I bought them. I purchased the green set and I like the color and striping. For a 400 count Egyptian cotton, I would expect a softer sheet. I find them mildly scratchy. I opened just the second package of pillow cases and washed them. After sleeping on them for a day or two I was planning on returning the other package of the complete set but while I was out of the house, my husband opened them and made the bed so now we're stuck with them. I am getting used to the texture so it isn't as bothersome but there's never a time that I get in and think, "Ahhhh...". I would not buy these again.