Love the style, size, and strength of this piece. I have had it for only a few days, but it is clearly a sturdy piece, and the bicast leather will most certainly wear well with pets and kids in our home. Very comfortable. My husband is about 6' tall and around 200 lbs, and fits very comfortably on this piece. Several inches left for a slightly taller person to be comfortable. Only thing that could be improved is the height of the back support. It would be nice if it were about 12 inches taller so that it could support the head. As it is, the piece provides adequate support to the neck down. Nevertheless, it's still very comfortable and, if you "slide down" and put a pillow behind your back, you can rest your head, as well. Love the piece. Love the look. Love the value. Would certainly buy again.