Seriously, why can’t I have both? Though just how absorbent does toilet paper need to be? As long as it gets it off then it should be fine. Softness is most important in my opinion. Only time I ever had to deal with paper products that didn’t work well (not talking about toilet paper here) was one time in Japan. There’s this chain called “MOS Burger” which my sister took my mother and myself to. Good burgers, but it seems like there were trace amounts of plastic in their napkins because they were almost glossy, and sort of spread sauce around instead of getting it all off.