For my grandparents, that dark brown velour sectional, with its seven square pieces, was about as versatile a bunch of seating as they could possibly need. Everybody could sit down together to watch a movie, and then when it was bedtime, they could rearrange the sections to make a sleeping fort for the grandkids. I mean, it wasn't particularly comfortable, but I've got some great memories tied to it. Even so, I still think the Fatboy is way better than a sectional. The main thing is, it's even more versatile. You can prop it up on itself and sit in it just like a chair, but you can also recline in it, roll it up and lie against it, perch on it horseback-style--and since it's 55 inches by 70, you can really sleep on the thing. And as for grandkids, it's got it all over velour: the Fatboy's coated-nylon fabric exterior wipes clean with a damp cloth.