I have not owned corelle before, but know many folks who do. We were looking for durable, lightweight dishes. We found them in corelle. We found a contemporary design that we liked; so, decided to try it. We haven't had very long; but, so far, so good. The plates are nice and large; the bowls are a great size and the cups are a great size too. And, lightweight. We are very happy. I'm hopeful that corelle will decide to make serving pieces to match.