I bought this set to replace our old mix matched dishes we had acquired through the years. I really love this set. I ordered them in the white color and they are stunning. I like the contemporary square shape. They are also very durable, and I have had no trouble with them at all. They have been used/ through the dishwasher basically everyday and there is no change in them from the first day I opened the box. The only problem I had when I first opened them was the little rubber plug at the bottom of the salt shaker wouldn't actually stay on, but that wasn't a huge problem for me since I have a ton of other salt and pepper shakers already. I'm pretty sure that's is an easy fix, if I ever wanted to use it. This set has everything you need already in it, no need to buy extra pieces like you would with a different set. How can you go wrong with a dinnerware set like this at such a great value?