Lol... I tried not considering all the gear-related stuff ( as well as home-improvement stuff) that I could buy for the price of this mattress/ frame. I had to get away from that way of thinking. My wife is only 27 yrs old and she already experiences occasional soreness in her back, hips, etc cause she's on her feet so much at her job. I accept that she often goes to bed sore and tired but when she's waking up that way, something's gotta change. If it was just me, I'd prob keep sleeping on this old mattress/ box-spring till the end of time but I know that she needs and deserves better. We had the option to have them pick up the old mattress and box-spring when they deliver the new one but we also decided instead to put that shit in the guest bedroom. Like "Oh the joy that our guests will surely feel when they discover that they're sleeping on over 20 years of my sweat residue, dehydrated semen, skin flakes, and hair!" But I think that she really just wants a bed in the guest b/r for the sake of it looking more like a bedroom and less like a mini Guitar Center. Not sure how that's all gonna work since that room is currently the guitar overflow room but that's what she wants to do with it. Fortunately we aren't planning to expend any additional money on furniture. We'll likely get a headboard but that's about it. The reviews on the Saatva are pretty impressive to be sure but there were none available to try in our area. We were able to check out a Purple but we just didn't jive with the gel. The top contenders were the Beautyrest Hybrid and the Tempur-Pedic Adapt and although they were both quite nice and highly rated, they still weren't exactly what we wanted. We ultimately chose the Sealy Hybrid Premium Silver Chill 14". The Ease 3.0 adjustable base was $650 alone but after we tried the 0-G tilt, my wife just had to have it. And I agree w/ her... lotta reasons to love that feature.. potentially reducing snoring, congestion, and back pain as well as being able to comfortably sit up and watch movies, etc. We discussed the 24 mo interest free financing option but we really didn't want to add another payment to our monthly budget. Naw.. no discount Furniture stores in our area... none that carried any decent selection of mattresses anyway. We did have the opportunity to purchase a Serta iSeries Hybrid for almost $1000 off but it was a clearance mattress and carried absolutely no warranty nor return/ exchange option. We just couldn't see doing that. We have 120 days to sleep on the one that we bought so that gives us a little piece of mind that we might not have had going the discount or clearance route ( although it'll cost us a 10% restocking fee and $99 return pick up charge if we decide we don't like it). That was the mistake that we made initially. We thought that basically anything would be better than our old mattress so we set our budget pretty low. But yeah...we quickly surmised that we might genuinely regret getting something cheap and expecting it to provide us with a decade or more of comfort and support. Really crazy what a broad spectrum there is with materials, technology, and craftsmanship in the world of mattresses these days. Haha... Ikr? Man we sincerely wanted to replace our sofa this year as it's overdue as well. But unfortunately that's not going to happen now. Yeah, when we started looking at sofas about a year ago, we soon discovered how easily that expense could rise. But same thing with the beds... massage function, perimeter lighting, sleep tracking... and what I found to be truly insane- a frame that when it detects snoring, lifts your head so that you'll stop and not wake your partner lol. I really hope that we'll be able to replace our sofa in another year or so but for now, the bed has to be the priority.