Not fussy, but definitely not plain
I have used this set for 8 years, and it has held up beautifully. We run all pieces through an aged dishwasher and store the pieces in a big heap with no special care. None of the pieces have bent or gotten jagged or scuffed and ugly. The design is classy and simple and inoffensive. This was a gift when I set up my own place, and it's far and away the best gift I could have received. The pots and pans I got at the same time needed to be replaced twice (Calphalon) even though I spend far more effort being careful and gentle with them, but this flatware still looks spectacular. The forks, especially, have a nice heft. Delicate, but not flimsy. I've never bought replacements or used another set of flatware, and we eat every meal at home.