I just wanted to share: I just went to HR and returned my black first. I really liked it a lot, except for the fact that it seemed like it had one kind of lether on the front (thinner, more veiny) and another one on the back (thicker and more matte) and didn't seem as nice as some of the other new firsts I've seen recently. Also, I still REALLY have my heart set on a flat brass classique, so I've decided I should just keep waiting for "the one," rather than settle. Unfortunately, the sales lady was a bit of a b*&%$. I was within the return period and had my bill and everything, but she still gave me a bit of attitude about returning it, but whatever--it's just annoying. Ho hum. It's a bit of a downer, but I think I should just enjoy my city for now and wait for the one I really want. (At least my credit card is in a good mood now!) I realize now that it would be a lot cheaper to buy it in Seattle anyways if I can't find a fbf. Well, enough of my tale of woe. Sorry for the bad mood but you guys are the only ones I know who understand this stuff! Thanks for listening/reading!