I purchased the cal king model summer of 2008. Have had the bed for one year and am still happy with it! It is VERY heavy, and fotunately the delivery company brought it up to the third floor for me. The delivery was very fast and everything arrived without damages. I was able to open the packages and bring the pieces into the house one by one and asseble it on my own. However this is not a job for the average woman-I am a little independant, handy, and stronger than most.The bed provides an enormous amount of storage! From my guest pillows, comforters, jackets, purses even luggage! And one more thing: christmas gifts! The bed doubled my storage in my small one bedroom condo. It is very easy to lift using the leather strap handles and the mattress stays in the up position without holding it or propping it up. And there is no fear that it will fall on me while I am digging around inside the storage area.It is a beautiful chocolate brown color and looks terribly expensive.Any drawbacks? It is heavy! Once assembled, I dont think I wil ever move it! Also, if you scratch the leather, the scratches do not buff out.