I am very new to this forum, and to b-bags, but after lurking for several months and listening to all you lovely people talk about your fantastic B-bags, I decided to take the plunge. The "schmooshy" leather especially interested me. So I will be getting my Black City next week. However, I've been reading previous posts, and it seems Didi had to soak hers in Lubriderm to make it soft. Not ever seeing one in real life, the fact that her leather was "crunching" scares me. What should I expect? Will my new bag be soft and "schmooshy" or dry and crackly? I've seen those horrible Tammi Lynn knock offs and the leather on those was all dry and crunchy which totally turned me off. I don't mind spraying a new leather item with protectant, but to have to "massage" a $1500 bag with a $7 bottle of lotion to make it soft offends me. Am I just being too fussy? Everyone please tell me what to expect. Thanks!