Wish I saw this column before making the purchase! My wife and I bought a serta icomfort set in mid-December. We slept on it for approximately 30 days, and after that time we've returned it (she slept good on it, but it hurt my lower back almost to the point of tears).
During the process with a "reputable retailer" in the northeast, we came across a few traditional mattresses, but I felt they were way over-priced (simmons beautyrest legend firm, a S&F that was comparable, and the sealy optimum).
Not knowing how good these mattresses would stand over time, what would your recommendation be? I prefer a firmer mattress (I'm 6', 175 lbs) and my wife says she can sleep on anything (she's 5'5", weight not allowed to be disclosed-but she's light...). I'm also on active duty in the military, so I don't sleep in my own bed 100% of the time-but for the times I do, I want to get the best sleep I can.
Thanks for any advice! Eric