I hear you on the difficulty of finding good looking furniture at reasonable prices. However I have had a much better experience with a CB2 sofa at a similar price point — 5 years and 3 countries later and it’s still going strong. I’m now in a studio apartment in London and frequently have guests sleep on it (or me if they take the bed) and everyone comments on how comfy it is. Like you it was my first ‘grown up’ furniture purchase and I feel grateful mine has gone better. My ikea expedit bookcase takes the prize, however, having lasted 2 states and 3 countries and going strong :) Wishing you better success with your next sofa buy!