OK so do you all remember my thread about the 30 and 35 sizes? We've seen them over and over, haven't we. Now I love the 30 and find it perfect for a nice night out with my honey...and I love the 35 as a more casual bag. Both work pretty well for me. Our lovely Isus suggested the HAC to me when I saw her in NY. Yeah, yeah, yeah Isus. I nodded politely to placate her. "He, he, he, sure it is..." I muttered under my breath... I mean who hasn't heard concerns about the proportions...and the concerns about the shorter handle.... BUT...I do have freakishly thin arms....should I try this, I wondered?? You know I am impetuous and a daredevil---so I decided what the heck!!