This has started me thinking a few days back. And yesterday, hello made a post in one of the threads about the satisfaction of being "arrived" and therefore embracing Hermes (not in these exact words, I paraphrased). Is it then expected that most of the H ladies fall into similar age groups? I know it's not the age ... I think it's culmination of one's success and that incidentally has to do with age (if only we all have money trees, than all this will be out of the window). Please don't take offence at this and spin this into an ageism issue. Thanks. Nor is it about money. I didn't have a lot when I was young but I worked hard to build my career over the years, so as to be able to enjoy some luxuries. Call it rewards for long term hard work. Let's say we all had the privilege and means to afford Hermes from young, would we be into Hermes so early on? Or would we be just into Crumpler, Prada, LV etc. Again, no offence to the members of other sub forums. My thoughts are that I would most probably start with non-H first ... so as to give myself something to look forward to over the years. If I start with H, I won't know what next to aspire for, KWIM? At this stage of my life .... I think it's Hermes all the way ... (sorry, Mr Sparkles ) What are your thoughts?