Yeah, the cover is a little rough, but SO WHAT? This is a WONDERFUL pillow and I'm so glad I got it! The cover softens with use/wash, and a different pillow cover would solve THAT problem anyway! Fluffs up again and again. I've always WANTED to sleep on my side, but couldn't because it made my shoulder hurt. I use one pillow under the body pillow in order to get enough height/support so my shoulder isn't smashed into the mattress. If I could use 4 of these things at one time, I WOULD. Going to make a pillow case for it from an old, worn, supersoft sheet. If the pillow was even twice as long, I'd just keep wrapping it around for more snuggle comfort.