Oh, oops. Forgot to answer that part. Distracted, not me, LOL!
Yes, it is softer, but not flimsy. If you go to BRU and feel the cheaper 104 coil ones and compare it to them, they really seem like they'll bend in 1/2. The 160 coil one (available at BRU also) doesn't, but it isn't as expensive as the 250something one. Anyway, I thought it was a good middle ground, something I would want to sleep on. DD has been on our Colgate the past two nights here at our friend's condo, and I'm just perplexed by the "bounce a quarter off it" feel. The Slumber Time/Super Maxipedic (changing the name right now???) has a touch of give, but not any scary.