i got these sheets after a slight delay - but sheets impressed me right from the get go. Ordered these about 4 weeks ago and sheets seemed very soft and have become slightly softer with a few washes. I was concerned about pilling that I have usually seen with sheets of this thread-count. But these sheets have held up quite well. My only complaint on these sheets are the colors are very limited, no dark colors at all. Wish they had more colors to offer.