When I started searching for a rug, I looked at every contemporary wool rug in this size on this website. This one stood out immediately and I kept coming back to it. I'm so glad I made the decision to purchase this rug! Firstly, the shipping was lightning fast. I ordered on a Monday evening, the rug shipped on Tuesday, and was waiting for me when I got home on Thursday afternoon. The rug itself is gorgeous. My boyfriend had been concerned that all the circles would be too busy, but they're just the right amount of eye-catching, while still highlighting my other decor. The colors in the rug are very close to the picture, but a little richer. The blue in the picture looks muted, like a slate blue, but is really more of an ocean blue. The sage green in the photo is close, but has a mint hue to it. I'd say that in general it seems like the Overstock.com pictures seem a little more muted in their photos, though. I'm not at all disappointed by the colors being a bit more vibrant than in the photo. The rug is super soft, and although it hasn't done it yet, I'm sure it will shed simply because it is wool (all wool rugs shed). Also, with a coffee table on top of it and considering I have polished cement floors, the rug doesn't slip at all and I wouldn't think I'd need a rug pad. A terrific purchase!