I guess the feel of sheet must be very subjective. These sheets were course and scratchy, not smooth and silky. When I was a young lady even the bargain sheets from the low end discount stores were soft , smooth and cool to the touch. Thread count was not an issue - nor was it even mentioned - and I doubt you could pay a week's salary for a set of sheets even if you wanted too. What happened? Thank God there are places like this where you can return opened, laundered sheets. I will keep looking.