I was very nervous about spending this much on a sofa that I could not see, touch, sit on, etc. I pored over hundreds of reviews and photos over several weeks and finally decided on the Melrose 2pc sectional. I finally pulled the trigger in October after talking to Eli in customer care a couple of times. The sofa arrived so fast, within a few weeks (when friends of mine had been waiting for months for furniture - not from Apt2B). I waited a full 4 months before posting a review so I could be sure my opinion wasn't going to change. The verdict is this sofa is wonderful. It's roomy without being oversized (my family room is not very big). It's comfy without being slouchy. My husband, tween daughter, dog, cats and me can all fit comfortably at the same time. And the velvet is a cat owner's dream. It's not hair repellent at all, but the cats don't think it's a scratching post, so big win. Seriously, there is not one thing I don't like about this sofa. I'm glad I took a chance.