I don't understand cat behavior. They are quite fickle creatures and my partner says that they are not consistent, unlike dogs.
When I bought a cat bed for Girl, she simply refused to go anywhere near it. Even up to today. Then I bought another thinking that she might like it better than the first one. Nope, again she is terrified of it. I tried putting her on the cat bed and she jumped out of it as if she kena electric shock. Haiz!
See that? Even Belle Belle avoided the cat beds (initially) although she was quite comfy with that woolly one when she first came stay with me.
The reason I put those two cat beds on the sofa was to prevent the two girls (since they avoid the cat beds) from jumping on the sofa. Obviously it didn't work with Belle Belle.
Then one fine day.
That's how it is with my girls. When I buy something for them, I am the one who is excited about it. They are like, meh.