I read a lot of positive reviews about this mattress so I took a chance and purchased a mattress without trying it out first. I have been sleeping on this mattress for about a month and it's wonderful so far. It was actually softer than I was expecting-- considering a lot of reviews mentioned it was very firm. It is firm, but it does have a little bit of "give" which I think is desirable. I'm really happy with this purchase thus far.