My old recliner started to fall apart after years of wear so naturally I updated to the La-Z-Boy Aspen Power Recliner. This chair is extremely soft, but has a firmness to it that keeps me from sinking into the frame. The feet rest pops up smoothly and stays in place, but the locking system is very rigid. It takes a decent amount of pressure to lock and unlock the foot rest and I fear that the handle will eventually break one day. I was too thrilled with the suede like material because I feared that it would stain easily, but I spilled several different types of liquid and food on this recliner without a stain left behind. It appears like this chair has some sort of water repellent on it because the liquid seems to roll off and food wipes away fairly easy. I would definitely recommend the La-Z-Boy Aspen Power Rocker Recliner because it is comfortable, repels liquid, and doesn't take up a tremendous amount of space.