I'm curious what peoples feelings are on this subject ... if you're not going to collect a bag but are buying to use it would you prefer brand spanking new or would you take a pre-owned bag in excellent condition that has already lightly honey patina'd. I know if it were only a small amount of money difference probably what most would say but if you could save more then say $300 would you? I love the super white virgin vachetta .. however find myself afraid to use it until it's darkened at least a little .. so if I bought used wouldn't have to worry about that as it would be a little less fragile. This is a hypothetical question mainly .. but was curious what others feelings on the issue were. I do have a bag I'm considering selling that is vhtf if not sold out (was limited) that I do see a few popping up on eBay that are new new .. mine has been carried twice and has darkened a tad but otherwise perfect. So am thinking .. would I have to take a loss to sell .. kwim?