They are beautiful and fit right in with the decor of my house. They glide up nicely but tug a bit pulling back down but I can live with this. I noticed that one of the reviewers made a comment that they are not like the "high end" blinds. Well, of course not, those "high end" blinds are 10x + more the price you are paying here, so I would hope there is some difference. But overall, the look, feel and purpose serves me well. I owned the "High End" blinds before, and though they were great to have, there is no way I was going to invest that much money in "Blinds". For the price of one "high end" blind, I can probably cover 10 windows buying these....do the math. In the end, the effect is the same. These blinds filter light, give you privacy when they're down, they insulate since they are honey combed and have no cords so it is a really clean look when its up and much safer if you have kids. Just make sure you attach it correctly. Don't put the clips right on top of the pulley string. One notation, these blinds, because of the weight and material of the blindthe honey combs will get a bit stretched. It won't be as fluffy as when you first have them installed but it will still look like honey combs. I believe that this is one of the differences between these and the "high end" blinds. Just remember, you get what you pay for. I think they are well worth the price charged here.