I am a bit "afraid" of them! Right now I am really lovin' LV, but at about $2K per bag, I am sometimes a bit nervous (mostly when traveling) even with them. I am thinking about investing in my first Hermes but I am afraid that at over (sometimes way over ) $7K, I would feel like it needed too much "protection". For example, I just got back from a fabulous resort in Florida...what would I do w/ my Birkin if I had it with me, certainly wouldn't take it to the beach and would be nervous about leaving it in the hotel room. Do you generally use it "everyday" or do you save them for special occasions? Do you take Hermes on vacation or leave them at home? Thanks!