I enjoy a semi-soft bed, and my hips and shoulders appreciate it too since I’m a side-sleeper. I did a lot of research and took a gamble in this bed (since it didn’t have many reviews, but the majority seemed positive). I’m glad I did! I was having some pretty severe shoulder pain before using the mattress, and after a few weeks, it’s almost completely gone! The bed is softer than I expected, but to me it’s like sleeping on a cloud. I only get slightly uncomfortable when I sleep on my back (which is rare for me) but this could be related to my pillow.
The bed was easy to unpack alone. The hardest part was moving it once I had it completely unpacked from all the plastic - you may need a partner for this. The bed recovered pretty quickly once removed from the vacuum seal. I was sleeping on it the first night. It firmed up a little more within the first week. I have slept on this mattress every night since I bought it. I’m very happy with my purchase!