I have had this rug for a few weeks now and am mostly pleased with it. As previous reviews mentioned, the color is far more muted than the online picture suggests. More cream/taupe than gold. I trusted the reviews as I didn't want such a gold look, so I'm glad it turned out ok from that respect. As other reviews have also mentioned, there is quite a bit of shedding. I've never owned a rug before (I was always too intimidated to choose one, so stuck with hardwood floors) so I didn't know what to expect in that regard. The wool is soft and comfortable, and I guess that wool will shed, so not much you can do about that. I'm swiffering and vacuuming quite a bit though. Hopefully after a couple of months it will have shed enough and settle in. If it continues for longer than that I will regret the purchase :(. Aside from that though, it's a gorgeous rug, really complements my decor, makes the living room feel far cosier and pulled together. And you can't beat the price.