We have enjoyed this set immensely. With a toddler and another baby on the way, I wanted something that was machine washable with a busier pattern. I looked for months and MONTHS and finally took a chance on this set. It is very soft and comfortable, and it hasn't pilled up or shown any other signs of use, despite my husband and I tugging on it back and forth all night long. It is very warm in the winter months, and maybe a little two warm in the summer (but that may just be because I'm pregnant and sleep on a Tempurpedic mattress that gets warm overnight as well). The colors are a little brighter than pictured, but that was perfect for us. The back (striped) side is a greener khaki and blue stripe, so it's a bit more interesting than what you see in the picture. My only frustration is that the picture on the website shows an infinite array of pillows. I haven't found any accent pillows or sheets available on this site or anywhere else on the web, so be comfortable with this minimalist set.