I ordered this for my tween daughter's room and she is thrilled. (I also ordered the 3 piece Urban tables for bedside stands and a bench for the foot of the bed...NICE match!). My 15 year old son assembled it and didn't have any complaints...didn't seem to take him very long. I am very pleased with the quality. I agree that more than 3 slats could be used...but #1, my daughter only weighs 50 lbs and #2, we are putting the box spring on the floor with the mattress on top...just because we already have a boxspring and need to store it somewhere. That way, she still has the platform look she wants. Another great purchase from Overstock.