I hadn't gotten a new leather paddington in ages.... I got a new patent paddy this year, and a new "Or" metallic paddy, but I only recently bought my first brand new '07 leather paddy (in muscade.) Holy cow, this bag is so lightweight! I had heard that the new paddies were lighter, but it's noticeably lighter.... yet the leather seems just as nice. Way to go, Chloe! It's so weird... about a year ago, I got tired of my paddingtons and sold all of them. I missed a few, but for the most part I was just over them after having worn them for years. Then recently, some of the new styles (like the patent paddies) really caught my eye and now I am paddy obsessed again. And, there are so many good deals to be found on eBay these days! I paid full price for my muscade from NAP, but in the past few months I have snagged a tan loaf and a blanc pocket paddy on eBay for insanely low prices. Once again, I am of the mindset that the paddington is the most perfect bag ever. And now that they actually don't weigh a ton... Any other paddington deserters finding their way back like I did?