Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. Please accept our sincere apologies for the pilling issue you've experienced! Your Brooke 1/4 zip should certainly not be showing excessive pilling after a few wearings, it sounds like you may have received a defective item. We'll reach out to you today via e-mail to get you a replacement right away. We are very glad to hear you like the fit and feel of the top, and I apologize again for the defect. Thanks for your feedback!