Okay - here they both are..... I thought it would be way more obvious as to which one I would love more. They are both absolutely fabulous and the differences are so subtle. One has been 'loved' a little more, but that almost adds to it's appeal - a little bit more slouchy, richer in color from use, and the other looks like it has never been used, but because of this is not quite as soft (quite because it is pretty soft...) and does not have as much 'personality' yet, but it is like looking at a Brand New 2005 paddy - 2 years later - and I would have the chance to 'break' it in. I wasn't sure I would need a vote, but now I think I do (plus it's fun ) . So.... let the voting begin! ps excuse my awful back step - I wanted to get some with as much natural light as possible. The bag on the left in all photos is the one that we will call 'never used'. I'll call the other one 'should be used'