Until recently, DH and I were using the same towels we received as wedding gifts...in 2005. So they were getting a bit worn, as you might imagine.
A month or so ago, a couple of really good Groupon deals showed up for towels and I hopped on them. Yay!
They arrived, and were washed before using, of course. The very full lint trap should have reminded me, but it wasn't until we started using them that I fully remembered just how much new towels tend to shed when you're drying off after a shower. They've gotten better after each washing since, but the bathroom floor keeps accumulating little bits of colorful lint every morning.