I really like the style of this lamp. The reason I gave only four stars is because the description says matte gold and it is shiny compared to the other lamp I have that is matte gold. The metal part of the shade is super shiny gold, different looking than the body, and it shows if you choose to put the lamp at the lowest level. I wish that the edges of the lamp shade were finished better because they are fraying. That said, this lamp is $30 less than anywhere else I've seen it. I can always spray paint the gold, if it bothers me enough.
I currently have the lamp all the way up and it has stayed fine.