Okay, I get that some of the older bags have the most gorgeous leather, and I've even had a few 04's - even seafoam. But frankly, I don't understand this obsession with the pewter hardware that comes with them. I much prefer the antique brass hardware - it's not only richer and provides better contrast with the bags, it even seems to wear better. I mean, yeah, if you want those old colors in that that amazing leather, you've got have some pewter hardware. But to actually seek out the hardware in its own right? Wa-Huh? Does anyone else feel this way?