I agree with you 100% Auldie. The point I was trying (perhaps badly) to make is that there is a bit of a 'trend' at the minute for Egyptian cotton, when in fact, it's no better than say India, North America, or anywhere else it grows. There is both 'premiere' and 'low-grade' cotton in every region. But the thread count DOES make a massive difference. i'ts also important for dust mite allergy sufferers!
Did you watch that documentary on cotton fields and bedding production too, lol ?
Christ, has this forum turned in to a kinky version of 'Good Housekeeping'?
We all like our creature comforts right enough!