I had the mini lin speedy on hold. I tried it and wasn't super impressed. I loved the pebbled leather and the contrast stitching....but it was the material I didn't like. I don't like the fact that it can get runs in it and get little fuzz balls. For $700 no thanks! I loved the color though....so I ended up buying the mini lin cles. I figure if it gets beat up it was a lot cheaper ($165 in case anyone was wondering). I'll post pics a little later (I'm decompressing from a long day of driving and walking in Chicago). My SA was really trying to sell it though....saying that her manager spilled water on one and it rolled right off. But also said that if I didn't love it I shouldn't get it. It was just for that amount of money....it's just cloth! I was thinking of getting a regular mono cles anyways....so this way at least I have something from the line. I also confirmed my wait list for the groom items...and she also said the Michigan Avenue store will be have a launch party too...where a guy dressed as a groom will be standing on the street opening the doors and such. She said she'd call and let me know about it. I doubt I'll take another trip in for it.....but I can't wait for groom!