Considering what you have to pay for flimsy, thin, towels at the dept. stores, a 6-piece set for less than $40 is a real bargain....but they take some getting used to. The towels are thicker than most I have used; it's sort of like trying to dry yourself with a small throw-rug!! I thought the high thread-count would make them softer than what they were--but maybe they'll get better after going through the wash a few times. They are very thick, and very absorbent...well worth the money--if you LIKE thick towels!