i never like the style of the alma, but now i think im wanting one. i need a plain black bag, because i don't have one. so im thinking of a black epi alma for that...but i also like the damier and the white MC is really growing on me. i guess i could hold off to get black epi in another style but my question: the mc alma..damier alma (dont want mono) - do you love yours? easy to zip and get in & out of...what about the bottom of the bag, will the vachetta (on the mc) get super trashed if you don't treat it like baby? thoughts on your almas is well appreciated. ty.