All these reviews appear to be from people who've just received their pillows. And all decent pillows feel great at first. The real question is how long they stay that way (particularly for non-down pillows, which tend to harden quite fast). I bought this set of two pillows in August of 2013. I got four months of use out of the first one, then it started getting uncomfortable. It wasn't necessarily hardened to the touch, but I'd wake up with my ear aching (I'm a side sleeper). I started using the second pillow. And that, too, was comfortable for only four months. I could probably get six months out of each pillow if I was willing to wake up with ears aching like a boxer. Note: I fluff my pillows nightly. I've never had a down alternative pillow feel comfortable for longer than four months, and I always buy well-reviewed ones. Again, the problem is that nobody reviews a year later. I'm just going to switch to down and buy a high-quality hypo-allergenic barrier to stave off allergies. As it thins (as down always does), I may place it atop one of these pillows just for the extra height/support for side-sleeping.