We want to pass on our savings to our customers, so we've lowered the price of this item. However, since our price is now below the manufacturer's suggested retail price, we are restricted by the manufacturer from showing the price right away.
I think I accidentally bought this pad, intending to instead buy the "super soft." However, I have not been disappointed. I was working on an auto body type finish, sanding a very sensitive clear coat from 80 all the way up to 2000. I found this pad to float on the surface nicely, forgiving some of the small imperfections and undulations in the surface, while still bringing the clear coat to a high polish.
Whether 'tis nobler to sand my little dovetails with a SOFT or SUPER SOFT sanding pad...well, truth be told I can't remember which one I have but the one I do have is superb. I read a review online from a guy who was complaining that they simply fell to pieces. Not the case in my experience. Mine eventually needing replacing after catching a screw. But I'm delighted with the replacement.