I finally received the Cabas Piano I got in exchange for the Speedy 30 I returned to Elux. The first thing I noticed was that when I opened the box, the handles and the bottom of the vanchetta were not naked in color as usual new LVs should be. I know how they should look b/c I have a fairly new pochette next to me, and when I got the Speedy and Cabas Mezzo, the handles were far lighter. It seems like the vanchetta has started oxidizing already. And instead of feeling slightly powderish on the surface, it already has a shine (as if it had contact w/oil already). But, the zipper pulls and the handles had the original plastic wrappings. And the bottom of the bag (which is all vanchetta) has no spots or uneven parts (which means likely it wasn't worn) So, I took a look at the date code, and it was produced in March '04. Should this bother me at all? I don't feel 100% right only b/c it's not what I'm used to as a Brand New LV. And I'd think Elux has fast enough turnover for LV bags that they wouldn't have had a '04 produced Cabas Piano sitting around til now.