Our current mattress is a Verlo. Initially we loved it, but it didn't last as long as it should've and now it's beyond the 8 years recommended for a mattress anyway. And dh and I both are having back trouble. So, its definitely time. But I don't want any of the new gel stuff - just a good firm regular mattress that will last as long as it should. Dh checked consumer reports - but it wasn't really much help. So I was hoping you could help give me an idea of that to look for - or what to stay away from!