This version of the Bounty p.t. s was the only paper towel that did not tear my sensitive hands to pieces. I joke (not really) when I say that my hands are in such bad condition bc I wash them 1000x's a day and dry them with trees. This towel didn't torture me. However, trust me, it is I that is responsible for P&G's decision to discontinue this product: I am The Kiss of Death to anything worth buying. Truly, if it's something worth purchasing, on a regular basis, and you depend upon it for more than two years and I have done the same, it *will* be discontinued. Some people warn others not to buy whichever stocks in which they invest (losses). Not I - I warn people not to buy anything that I really like, love, because it will be discontinued. Thus, it's my fault. It was a bit pricey, but so worth the cost because it was also very good at cleaning up messes, unlike Basic, which I have found to be so useless I've had more success using toilet paper (not really, just making a point) and it destroys my hands.