I didnt expect a piece of corrugated cardboard! I guess i didnt read the product description right. And for the price it is, I should have expected something quite simple. So when i first got it I was going to return it-but my mother suggested that I just see if the cat liked it before I did so. He attacked it straight away! (The catnip definetely helps.) He half-lies on it when he scratches it, to keep it in place, so it being so light isnt a problem. He also tries to sleep on it, which is quite funny to see, as he doesn't fit on it at all.