I'm freaking out...I love this bag SO much! Now I don't know if all rouge bags will be this glorious or if it's just mine. There are NO veins or shine on this bag whatsoever and it is SMOOSHY! I only own 2006 bags so this is a whole new world for me. I feel like I have a 2004 bag or something! I do notice that it has a different smell. My other two bags have a very distinct leather smell. This bag doesn't really smell like leather...I'm probably smelling the dye. Now the dilemma...like I said, this bag is GORGEOUS. It does, however, have six small spots on the back of the bag. I don't know how this bag acts around water but I'd guess they are either water spots, or more likely, dye spots. So do I keep this bag in all its gorgeousness or attempt to exchange? The spots don't really bother me but I'm always thinking of resale value. Has anyone else noticed spots on a new bag? I HIGHLY doubt they are anything but dye spots. I guess I'll call Joseph. Okay, sorry...I was so anxious to post my pics but I couldn't get a good one of the spots. I'll post more as soon as my dang coworkers leave so I can snap some pics!