After sleeping on a "rock" for years, I started looking into a new mattress set and the prices of anything that I want is very steep. That said, I wasn't sure if I was willing to spend the money and not know if I would like the product in the end. I was looking at pillow-tops. I have a very firm S&F now that is in good condition. After Internet research, I opted for the latex topper. WOW! It's so awesome! It's like sleeping on another mattress entirely. I paired it with a really nice mattress pad cover and a new extra plush pillow....Heaven! I'm totally satisfied. Note: latex rubber smell will go away in time.