Pros: easy to unpack and setup--we had it 'up and running' within a couple of hours. An unexpected bonus: a significant reduction in sniffles and sneezes, probably from dust mite allergies from our 'old' pillowtop (actually a little over a year old). Must have something to do with the material of this mattress being latex. Cons: very firm mattress, we ended up buying a topper ($140) to make it a little more plush. Probably too firm for most, but if you like a lot of support, this might be for you.