All: I had the most odd experience (and I DON'T even own one yet!!).... I mentioned to another H fan about planning on investing in a Birkin and the response I received was really rude. Something to the effect of being like "Martha Stewart" and going to horse shows to "show off" my Birkin. I would have thought they would be supportive. Have you ever had people make comments about your being pretentious or snobby because of your H bag(s)??? I consider it a good investment, while I know that the brand screams volumes...and honestly, I don't care what people think about my owning one. But, I just wanted to get your experiences. Thanks!!