I've always had down, so was hesitant purchasing the alternative. This comforter was a delight right out of the box. What a beautiful cover (and I'm very particular about the quality of cotton covers!). I just shook it from all sides and it's been great ever since. We've had it on the bed for the past couple weeks and I wouldn't change a thing about it. It's lightweight, but very cozy and fluffy; not some heavy comforter making you too hot and bulky. Keeps us warm for cold nights and very comfortable for summer, too. I like the box stitching and each time I change the bed linens, I give it a gentle shake, which I also had to do with the down ones. It is also very ample in size, covering 10 inches plus on the sides and more on the bottom on our king size bed. Don't hesitate on this one; it's a keeper!! I also like the fact it's machine washable and tumble dry.