I like it, but after getting it thought maybe it would have been better to go with the Esse. Let me explain.
The Esse chaise is 22 inches wide while the Esse is 24 in wide. I wanted it because I am short (5'2) and I thought it would be easier for me to straddle. It works really great for that. I can get on and off with ease. Straddling any piece at the standard 24 in width is a bit tricky for me. I can do it, but am not graceful with the mount or dismount. It's fine once I'm settled in though. So, the chaise is really good for me.
My husband is a different story. He has a bad back and the curve of the Chaise isn't real good for him. I think the Esse would have been better because it has the mini scoop that creates a flat surface for the small of the back. Because of his back issues, we don't use this as often as I would like. We use it more for foreplay and then we move to the bed or Equus. I don't think we have ever used it for i/c. We have tried putting various pillows in the curve to get it flat, but haven't found a solution that works yet.
I do use it for reading. It's very comfortable for that. I don't regret the purchase (but am very glad I bought in on clearance with an additional 20% off AND free shipping.) One day when the kids move out and we have more space we may buy the Esse as well. If EF ever carried it, I'd snap it up quick.