I really love the style of Bbags, but I think they are just a little too high maintenance for me. My steel first that I bought at the end of June has some fraying on the part that attaches to the shoulder strap. My money wallet that I bought in May is pretty scratched up on the back, and just today I noticed that the leather on the buckles is really wearing. (I don't carry sharp objects in my bag that could rub against it.) I am not hard on my bags, and when I'm not using them, they are in their dustbags. I do expect some wear and tear to show, but not after only a couple of months. These bags and accessories cost way too much money for them to be so delicate. Does anyone else have any of these problems? I know most of you have much larger collections than me, so with rotating your bags more often each individual bag gets less wear. I'm going to wait until Spring 2008 to see what Electric Blue looks like, but then I'm probably done. I just can't justify spending so much money on something that's not going to last me for a few years. Sorry for the long post, but I just needed to vent! I wish I didn't have such problems with bags that I really love.