I read the reviews on this rug after I had made my purchase. I was afraid it would shed; it did not. I was afraid the color would be horrible; it is beautiful. The carpet is plush and will last a lifetime. It does not stain easily and does not show every little bit of dust or dirt. It is the first thing you see when you enter my foyer and I love it. The green is drab, yes, but for me that works perfectly. I did not want a bright green rug. I would not recommend this to a friend, as I want to be the only person with this beautiful rug.