This set is gorgeous. Yes, the material is a little rough, but it's polyester so it's expected. However, the material on the underside of the comforter is a bit softer. That's a plus. But when when buying something that is "dry clean recommended" you should probably not cover yourself with it directly anyway. A soft sheet or blanket in between you and the comforter makes more sense as the sheet/blanket could be washed more often. I also took a recommendation from a review of a different bedding set where the user suggested buying a size larger if you have a deep mattress. And boy am I glad I did that! We have a queen sized bed with a thick pillow-top mattress. I like a comforter to cover the bed and hang over all sides very well. So I ordered a king sized set. The pillows in the write-up showed no size difference between the queen and king so that was a plus. The only challenge I anticipated was the bedding skirt ... and actually, it didn't turn out to be too much of a challenge after all. I plan to alter it later but for now, I folded the front corner so it overlapped ... and you can't even tell! This set is gorgeous! It really dressed up our bedroom. I recommend this set highly!