I was hesitant to buy a mirror finish set after enjoying a brushed finish on an Oneida set for the past 14 years. In fact, if that set were still in production, I'd have bought that one. It's similar in style, weight, and size to this one but its knives just aren't as cool. It seems mirror is all the rage right now and when I came across this set from Nambe, it was love at first sight. The spoons are delightful in their shape and the knives grab one's attention immediately. Some reviewers have complained that the knives don't stay on the plates, and that's true, but they do stand up all on their own and when you're done with your meal, you can lay them across your plate without them falling off. You just can't tilt them up from the side. So far, these have made it through the dishwasher with Tucson's hard water without a spot left on them. I was all set to hand dry/polish them as I took them from the caddy, but no need! I'm buying another set of these.