And I'm not talking in these forums, I'm talking sheets. I have slept on sheets that range from 150 thread count to 650 (at least that I have purchased), and I have to say...quality definitely makes a difference. The lower thread counts ball up, get thin, and generally bunch up and get uncomfortable. The higher thread counts are much more luxurious. Smooth and soft, the quality can definitely be felt on the skin. I'm gonna be a sheet snob from now on.