I find the smell and texture to be very friendly and appetizing when I open the can. A feral kitten became a member of the family and my Vet neighbor told me if you love them you won't feed them cheap food. I thought Friskies was fine, she said "NOT AT ALL NUTRITIOUS!"
My cat is very healthy naturally which is partly due to the fact we fed him and his 4 other feral siblings from the beginning in early 2018. He isn't finicky so I can't speak to that for those with cats as such. But when my Vet says the ingredients in Wellness are all good here for healthy & balanced nutrition then I am satisfied and so is Rover, my cat! I switched him to that from Nutro which is also a good quality food. I like the larger 12.5 oz cans. Econmical and quality and I get two days out of a can for him. He loves all the flavors and he has been eating it for about 5 months steady for morning and night meals, always happy to eat it. he also gets healthy snacks but each meal he eats every bite of the Wellness without hesitation. He's 90% indoor cat and his Vet checkup came back very healthy. Coat is beautiful, teeth stay clean eating this, breath is good, stools are excellent, urine is without issue, healthy!
Lastly, Rover's feral cat mother had ANOTHER litter this year in my back yard and 3 of the four kittens have taken up residency outside but they are very happy and safe here. They love the Wellness! 2 months ago when they started coming near the patio nearly begging for help, really made me sad they were so malnourished! They were very weak, smaller than average bags of fur and bones, really sad actually. Weak and appeared unstable each of them. But now, 2 months later, on Wellness they are growing, healthy, full of energy, active, playful and very thankful. By all accounts very healthy and vibrant kittens. They look so healthy and the Vet agrees. Wellness is a great savior for these 3 little girls plus Rover.