After reading all the reviews, I was confident of the softness and general quality, however, I was worried about the color being true to the picturewhich was the main complaint by others. Much to my surprise and delight the cheetah comforter was exactly as shown in the photo! It was so perfect that it exceeded my expectations. The comforter was for my son, who recently lost his pet cat of many years. He was amazed at the plush feel of the comforter, that it was so soft it reminded him of his beloved pet. He is very, very happy with both the look and feel of this comforter.