About a year ago I read that you should "never add fabric softer to your towels in the wash, since it is a water REPELLENT and makes the towels SOFT, but far less absorbent. I still add it once in a while, and cannot decide if I like them SOFTER and FLUFFIER or more ABSORBENT. I am about to have a house full of guests from all around the world, for a wedding and trying to decide...do I use fabric softener or not? Thus, the EF "Family" gets to decide...do MOST of you like your towels more SOFT or more ABSORBENT????