I was always told that if you start with a bad mattress, no topper could make it better - that mattress pads were used to make good mattresses last longer... So I wasn't willing to spend too much money on a pad. But this made my under $200 mattress feel amazing. I slept so well, even on the first night. The appearance leaves a little to be desired, as it looks like a first grade class all decided to cut it for me without a ruler, but I don't sleep on the outer inches of my mattress, or the corners. All in all, a very happy purchase, and I am left satisfied by both the product and the fast shipping from O.