Ladies, after looking through the reference thread and asking questions [thanks to all], I decided to get the Ultimate Soft in black quilt. The price seemed to be better than the others, and it seems to fit alot. It looks like a great everyday bag. I'm not a 'tote' person. Plus, it is modern, but has the chain. Alittle bit of old and new.... When I got it, I noticed that it wasn't as, well, quilty, as the red one I saw in a photo on tpf. Then I became obsessive about the leather scratching. I'm really a caviar person. I returned a distressed leather last year because it looked worn before I got it to the car! I know this is not distressed, but it is still a smooth leather. Do you Ultimate owners have an issue with this? And why is my black bag a flatter quilt that the red? Thanks for the imput. I really have begun to trust the judgement on this forum.