Buying a mattress without trying it first could end up as a disappointment. I decided to take the "plunge" based on the feedback, and was not disappointed at all. This mattress is firm and as comfortable as mattresses that sell for 4 times this amount of money. My previous mattress did not offer the support I needed and the pain I suffered from sleeping on a non supportive mattress has been diminished considerably. I would encourage anyone who is looking for firm support to consider this product. An added bonus is the fact that it is made in the USA!