Conclusion after the first night is that it was, indeed, worth the outrageous cost -- especially as it comes with a 20 year guarantee. This is good, as we are very hard on our beds (a statement more about our weight than about anything salacious). My shoulder is definitely feeling better on waking than it has for nearly 6 weeks, and Becky reports that it was extremely helpful for her back and knees. It was very useful to have the head and toes elevated. So yes, this bed was good for (all of you with small children join in):
Head, shoulders, knees and toes (knees and toes)
Head, shoulder knees and toes.