I thought these towels were a little on the expensive side, but after washing them the first time I think they are worth the price. The set I got is purple, and kind of an odd color of purple at that--the only towels I could find that were this kind of "off-purple" shade anywhere online. I really hoped that it wasn't just the photo, that they would be that exact shade when I got them, and sure enough they were! Extremely accurate on the color, which is good because I was trying to coordinate them with a shower curtain with the matching weird purple shade. They left a ton of lint in the dryer trap when I first washed them, so I thought they might have thinned out a little. But no, they were just great and had not lost any thickness that I could tell. The only negative thing that occurs to me is that it would be nice if the set were offered in a smaller quantity so you could mix and match more instead of blowing your whole towel budget on one color.