I never used dryer balls before, but I'd been thinking about getting some, my main hurdle being my husband, who didn't see anything wrong with the dryer sheets I'd been buying. I saw an ad for Friendsheep, did a little reading about them, and decided to just do it. I work from home and do most of the laundry anyhow, so why not? I. LOVE. THEM. First, they're just so cute. I couldn't decide on which design, so I bought the mix 'n match so I could have one of each little animal. I love opening the dryer and seeing their little faces looking at me, falling out of the laundry, rolling across the floor (good thing we don't have a dog...yet!). Second, they really do cut drying time, which is fantastic. Third, I honestly don't miss the dryer sheets; laundry comes out soft. I still have about a quarter of a box of dryer sheets to use up, but once they're gone, they're gone; I won't be buying any more.