Thanks Shoppinmel! I really appreciate you clarifying that for me, I read so much on TPF trying to do my research and sometimes I wonder if it's too much information lol!!!! Thank you! The Mono Metis may just be the perfect Mono bag for comfort- damn that Pallas for being so pretty!!!My vote goes to Mono Metis. I really don't think you should overly worry about cracking. There's only been one reported instance of the top cracking and that was actually me that reported it. The bag was purchased pre-owned and I have no idea how it was worn or stored. LV was wonderful about replacing it when I took it in and showed them the tiny cracks. My new bag is wonderful and I adore it and I'm just careful how I carry it when wearing sleeveless tops. It's so versatile and I just purchased a long strap to wear it crossbody, so I love it even more! I haven't had any issues with transfer but I don't use light colored SLG's. Good luck with your decision.