I'm very picky about pillows. I prefer what I call semi-dead pillows- you know, already squished down, not too firm but also not down (and not just because I'm allergic to feathers). I broke down and bought a buckwheat pillow (my mom had one, and I loved it). It was way too full when it arrived yesterday, but, being the resourceful girl I am, I just made a larger case with a zipper so I can adjust it. And now, it's perfect! I can't wait to go to sleep tonight!