I purchased this couch for my first (real) apartment, and 10 months later am still very happy with it. this *IS* a cheaper product, made in China. I was initially a bit nervous upon unboxing and assembling the couch when i saw first-hand it's light, thin, cheaply constructed underside and structure. However once it's bolted together and tightened down it feels much sturdier than it first appeared. I'm not terribly big on physical comfort, and bought the couch more for it's looks and function than luxury. If you're looking for an incredibly comfy sit, I recommend you abandon this idea and sacrifice size / stile for something you can sit in and test first-hand. It certainly isn't uncomfortable, but it is far from luxury. If you have children or keep rambunctious company that makes a habit of using furniture for playground equipment, you may want to reconsider this purchase. Also, shipping took a bit longer than i had anticipated (about a month), and the package is HUGE, so if you have it delivered anywhere by where it will be going, make sure you've got a large SUV to accommodate it. Assembly isn't challenging, but takes some attention, and will go much quicker with two people.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]