All right, so our couches are over ten years old and showing the effects of multiple children and multiple butts (not to mention spills and such). The seat covers are removable and washable, and I can wash them and the small pillows that go on the couches periodically; the big back cushions cannot be washed and so must be steam cleaned, which is a huge PITA. That, and they're pretty damn ugly. Hubby wants leather couches (I have one old cat who only scratches on the dining room table ), a chihuahua, and four kids. I like the idea microfiber because it's easy to clean but someone said it makes your butt sweat. I'm not into sweaty butts. We've done the fabric route and it's becoming a real PITA. Wrestling covers back onto cushions wears me out. My complaint about leather is that it's winter +6 months here, and leather is cold. And slippery! (I should note that the last set of couch/loveseat we looked at was leather, but more like the soft leather, not the slippery kind. Downside was that they dyed the leather in Italy and then ship the couches back, which made no sense, and took three months. WTH?) So, what kind of couches do you have and what do you like?