I am constantly impressed by the positive tenor on this forum, and its articulate, helpful, lovely members. People go out of their way to offer sound advice based on experience. Making a buying decision on such a big ticket item is often scary. Having this sort of resource is truly wonderful, and takes a lot of the fear and uncertainty out of such a major purchase for many of us. As some of you know, this week I just bought my third birkin bag. The last one was bought five years ago. Needless to say, they keep getting more and more expensive. And no less nervewracking to pull out that checkbook, no matter how much you love them (I do) and use them constantly and forever (I have and will). Forgive me if this is off topic, but I have been reading posts from so many kind, wise, funny (meaning, having a great sense of humor) women (and a couple men, right) the past few weeks...I just had to say this.