I read the recent reviews and decided that the price looked good and to buy this product. I was surprised over the quality and the look of the product. Yes, it did meet my expectations and more. The leather feels good and the product is put together very well. It was easy for my husband to assemble and took minutes. I use this bench by the bed and it compliments my bedroom very well. I have received compliments on the bench and people are surprised it did not come from a high-end furniture store. Saved me money and looks great. I would suggest this product to someone else.