On the heels of kim_mac's thread re: the handle issue on her new Kelly, I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed a change in quality in recent years. In particular, the last year or so, which happens to coincide with the time period in which Hermes added quite a number of craftspeople to their staff. On two recent bags (J and K years) I've purchased directly from the stores, I had a crooked turnkey plate, and some pretty uneven, dare I say, messy, stitching (yes, I know it's hand-stitched, but it's still pretty tidy on older bags). Even DH noticed the funny stitching on the clochette of the K bag; his remark-"must have been a new craftsperson!" I'm curious; anyone else notice anything different, or did I just luck out in getting a newbie craftsperson two times in a row? My older bags just don't have these issues.