We really love these new sheets. They did have an odor when we removed them from the package and after the 1st wash, but after putting them on the bed, the odor disappeared. Can't comment on pilling, as they've only been washed one time so far. We have a king size waterbed with a layer of memory foam on top and they fit well. The pillow cases fit our king size pillows fine, tool. We live in Florida and were concerned that the sheets might be too warm for us. That is NOT the case. They are very comfortable ~ and soft! My husband and I are very fussy when it comes to sheets and we bought these new ones to replace a set that cost over $200.00. They are as comfortable as the old, expensive ones we had! We ordered the tan set. Our monitor showed more of a "stone" color, so the sheets are a bit darker than what we thought, but they still match our comforter just fine. We would definitely recommend these sheets to others and would not hesitate to order more of these! Great buy for the price!!!