I felt the same way, why is everyone so crazy about this palette?? Then I bought it....it deserves every ounce of praise it gets and I can't find a single negative thing to say about it. The only thing I can think of would be if you didn't like chocolate because the eyeshadows contain cocoa powder and even smell like chocolate (A proven mood booster). This palette contains the perfect combination of metallic, matte, satin, and gilded shades suitable for every day use on any complexion or eye color. Buy it, you will not regret it.