+1 on all of the great comments. You don't have to "baby" the PL and it will become a sentimental friend over time.
There are two things that I don't like about them. They slide around when on top of you, and they make terrible beach blankets because they get so hot. I have a couple of DIY PLUQ Top Quilts that I made and I solved the "sliding around" issue by sewing in a round piece of PL fabric to create a permanent foot box.
I was in the Army for 27 years and this is the only piece of gear that didn't change (except the color) when I drew my combat kit at each Post and Station. That says a lot about it's staying power and usefulness! I will always have one around.