First off, as one of the purse-obsessed, I have to say how much I love this forum. I've been stalking for days picking up all sorts of valuable information. I'd love your opinions on something... I am about to realize a lifelong dream. I've saved and saved and am now ready to start looking for a "gently used" Birkin. I know I want a 35 in black. I'm waffling between palladium and gold hardware. What are your preferences? Thanks, Purse-Obsessed.