the two characteristics i like about this bag is the chain with the leather going through it and the MM lock. but now that i decided to make the purchase i'm having some doubts. would i be able to handle the stress of distressed lamb? (i'm pretty anal about my bags...) is the size too small to wear as casual? (this is a medium - would jumbo be a better choice?) should i pass this one and go with patent leather 2.55? (i know the 2.55s are hard to come around but maybe i should wait for it?) i want to make the decision this week... this bag is what made me fall in love with chanel to begin with, so should i just stick to my first love and buy it? but honestly, it's not cheap, so i want to make sure i'm getting the "perfect" bag that i won't regret later on. i like the 2.55 as well but am not too crazy about the chain straps although i do like the patent leather. gosh this is never ending. help!!