To those who have loved Hermes for as long as they can remember... What was the Hermes experience like before Sex and the City and the Lindsay Lohans and the like changed Hermes? How was inventory? Was the Birkin or special Kellys always hard to get? Was it always this crazy at Faubourg and Wall Street? How was it back then? Were the waitlists always closed in Asia? I would love to have gotten into Hermes in the "vintage" days; I somehow feel like getting into H recently is not unlike the scenario of getting into the stock market when the price is high and then sell when it's low. I have no regrets and I really love my H pieces, but the acquisition aspect can be stressful.