I am very torn. I generally do not carry heavy handbags. However, as I seek my first 2008 BV bag purchase, I find myself attracted to so many of the heavier style bags, i.e. Pyramid 2-1/2 lbs., Ossidato Cervo 3 lbs., new Julie 2-1/2 to 3 lbs., Romas 3 lbs., totes 2 lbs and up, and San Marco Settantasei bag (don't know weight but sure feels heavy). I ask myself, "Why do you like all the heavy bag styles?" I am thinking I can curb what I put in the bag to lighten the load, but what is a lady to do? I hate to spend the money on a bag that I can use so seldom because it is weighing me down, but alas, some of the heavier bags are so divine. Do any of my fellower BVers deal with this same issue? Please advise.