I am a bit disappointed. The red dye continued to bleed after several washes. That by itself didn't really bother me. What bothers me is that the edges of the towels are already beginning to fray like old towels after only 6 months. I just cut the loose strings with scissors and hope no one else will notice but its really irking me. I have an old set of cheap towels that I got at a major chain discount place not known for their quality that still have not frayed after 6 years. Obviously these towels are much softer and thicker but I think I expected more. I really don't like that they are falling apart.