I know the thread's old but in case anyone else ever searches for reviews:
I just got my Boston bag over Christmas (2011). I love it. It's so roomy and sturdy. I was afraid of it losing it's shape and the bottom not staying flat since it's not completely hard bottomed. But that doesn't happen. And I carry a lot of stuff in my purses so it's not like I'm not testing it. And finding out that the zipper locks to the side was the best surprise feature ever. And I got told by a guy hair stylist in my hair salon that he loved the bag - isn't that the biggest compliment? I think so.
I have fallen in love with the striped zucca duffel on the Neiman's website. I think it is a version of the Boston and am glad to see these new reviews and opinions. Has anyone seen this bag in person.