Ok, so today I had to attend a celebrity fashion show for work. I wore lite purple and dark grey so I could carry my 05 grey reissue. Suddenly one of the links popped! yes, as in it suddenly split apart and fell off the bag. it was hanging off my shoulder... just chillin' and lookin' pretty. I am so PO'd! This is the 4th bag this year that has had a problem with the strap. The other 3 were all brand new and stitching came undone. This one I bought off eBay but it was unused and this was my 2nd time using it! Yet not one vintage bag that I've bought has had any issues -- and most of my bags are 0-series or 1-series! !! I can't justify spending over $2k for a purse when I no longer have confidence in quality control. So I'm PO'd and sad at the same time ... thanks for letting me vent!