I seldom rate any product as excellent as I think there is always room for improvement. That being said, I love this comforter. I bought the King size for my Queen bed. I don't need the bed skirt as my bed is on a wood frame. The comforter overall is soft, both sides. The outside is microfiber, which is fantastic with my dog and cat. No snags, easy to clean. I had a comforter similar to this and it washed in the machine with no problems. Just make sure you have a big dryer as it will melt if there is not enough room to tumble, (Previous experience with this microfiber fabric) The inside is a soft fabric as well, although it is not microfiber. The colors are melon, deep rust, taupe and beige. Exactly what I was looking for, perhaps brighter colors than I expected, but pleasantly surprised. This comforter has a feature I was looking for which is the extra stitching to keep the batting in place. My last comforter had the batting moving all over the place, which is why I got this one. It comes with three pillows, two square and one oblong. Love them. The stitched design on the oblong pillow is leaves with acorns. It is a good fit for both a manly as well a feminine touch. It is light to medium weight. I don't like heavy comforters. The price was about $10.00 to $20.00 cheaper on Overstock than on other sites with this same comforter. Plus free shipping, an added perk. The shipping was fast. There are a few threads here and there that need clipped as mentioned in other reviews, but nothing that would stop me from purchasing this set. I am tempted to change my good to excellent. It looks fantastic with all the pieces (less the bed skirt). I would definitely recommend and would purchase this same type again.