Tomorrow I'm heading out to look at sofas/sectionals. I have a game plan of various stores I want to hit. I've looked online and priced out what is out there and what we can afford. This is our first piece of NEW furniture we have bought since we got married (I don't count the POC futon we bought as a bed in the begining) 9 yrs ago. I have a few questions: Should I buy the protective plan that might come with it? Like Bassett Furniture has the stain protection, ect for $120 (or depends on cost of piece). Are there any legitimate brands I should look out for while shopping? We have 2 dogs (one medium size and the other larger; one blonde haired and the other black). This will be in our livingroom where we pretty much live except for the kitchen so lots of wear n tear.