I've had these about two months, washed every week, and I'm still not quite satisfied. Perhaps my problem is the difference between percale and sateen. Several people here have explained the difference, so check those out of you're unfamiliar. I had a somewhat pricey set of sateen that I used for nine years! I loved them and wouldn't give them up, until they did start looking a bit ragged. Mostly I decided to give them up because the elastic in the bottom sheet was gone. One tends to slip around. I like a change sometimes, so I bought these percale sheets. They wrinkle pretty seriously (but this is no big deal for me). They're not quite wide enough, so they have to be pulled and retucked almost like the old sheets. And my main gripe - they're SO SCRATCHY! As I said, I haven't slept on percale since I was a child, but these also say "pima" cotton, which is all I buy for tee-shirts, and Pima is SOFT! These are not. I'm not sure why I keep using them. Maybe they'll soften in time? If they don't, I'll give them up. (I did buy a set of organic cotton sateen-not so pricey as my old ones -and they felt like sleeping on plastic sand. They went right back.) These are not like that. But so far they're not soft either.