I've had my Paddy for a little less than a week now and I LOVE IT TO PIECES, as does my hubby . But...today I was complaining a lil that I have to be careful with the lock (so it doesn't chip, which I did find happening) and he suggested that I carry the bag without the lock. I think that's kinda smart, but would take away from the whole look of the Paddy. Has anyone done this with their Paddy...carry the bag without the lock? Thanks!