This couch is much prettier than pictured. It's more of a blue grey than the image online, but I prefer the actual color to the pictured color. The fabric is lovely. It looks like it costs 2x what we paid, and I like the firmness (I hope that means it'll retain its shape better).
It wasn't any harder to put together than expected (if you're familiar with Ikea furniture assembly, you'll be prepared). I also don't mind the golden legs. I can see how it might look odd with certain flooring, but it complements our darker stained hardwood nicely, and I appreciate the fact that the legs have a built in coaster effect so they slide across our floor without damaging it.
All of that being said, I do have two complaints and one warning.
1) Whoever said the middle leg support is too long is 100% correct. It's quite simply too tall, and because it's metal, it's impossible to just cut it down to size. Because of that, the couch kind of slides from side to side in a mini spin if you're not careful how you sit on it.
We're looking into adding some type of material to the bottom of the outer legs to balance it out, but it's frustrating that we have to "fix" something that's brand new. Clearly, this isn't a one off issue, as other reviews have mentioned it. It's a problem with the design, and the manufacturer should take heed and actually do something about it. It's such a straightforward solution - make the middle leg slightly shorter. Why not fix that, and be done with it?
2) One of the arms appear to be hanging off slightly. Despite screwing it in completely, it has the appearance that it's dangling a bit (even though it feels totally stable). It's odd. It's not very noticeable, but it still bugs me.
Another thing to keep in mind is that despite it's lovely appearance, it's still futon style, and the back of the couch very much looks like a futon. Be prepared for the gap, the funky gathering, etc.
I know this sounds like a long list of complaints, but we really do love this couch so far (for the look and the price). We read the reviews and went into this with our eyes open about potential issues, so I just want to make sure I do the same for others.
PS: Apologies for the poor photos. They honestly don't do it justice, and our current paint color is pretty drab (making it worse).