The thinner you go with this kind of product, the denser you want it - for acceptable support in relation to less bulk. This topper is indeed dense, not for someone who wants a soft/squishy night's sleep. Support is excellent, and I expect will soften up a little bit with use. Also comes very compact and highly compressed, so do not despair when straight out of the wrapping its dimensions are small - it will expand! Gave mine about a day and a half before sleeping on it. Very pleased with purchase, especially considering the price.