I just put my name on the list yesterday because I was quite sure that I wanted this bag. I had already set my money aside, planning to buy it. I was hoping that I could use it as an everyday bag. Now I'm starting to have second thoughts because I'm worried that this bag will be high maintenance, and I'll be paranoid about the handles. I'm not sure how this bag will look with age and when the handles start to patina. Also, here in Vancouver it rains alot, and I wont be able to take it out when it rains, so I'm not sure about the practicality of it. I'm thinking maybe I should wait to see if I like the white epi line first? With epi I wont have to worry about rain, and its probably low maintenance. Or maybe I'll just get the Azur mini pochette and skip the speedy. Also, I was considering getting this chanel bag instead: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/ginger98/bowler.jpg What does everyone think? Is the Azur Speedy too high maintenance? I do like the way it looks, and think its very cute.