I am a recent college grad with a new place. This is the only rug I've ever bought myself, and my first purchase from Overstock. I'm very happy with it. This was by far the best deal I could get on a rug for the quality and size of all the places I looked (in stores and online). It's very well made and seems like it will hold up well. It's plush and comfortable on bare feet. I've had the rug for a month or so now and it has shed a little bit, but I'm told this is normal for new wool rugs. The color and pattern are exactly as shown in the photo. It is a warm grey, almost taupe-ish in some lighting. I'm sure I'll have this rug for a long time because it's neutral and versatile enough to go with almost any decor or color scheme.