I love the patina--I think that bags look so much better with it. It gives them character--almost like you can tell that the bag has a story to tell. My BH has darkened just a bit and that makes me like it so much more.
I won't even carry a brand new bag--I have to let it sit out until the leather darkens a bit.
i hate when the vachetta starts to turn. i really enjoy that pale white look of new vachetta, i can stand a little patina but not very much and i'm wondering does shining monkey help slow down the patina process or does it only help with water/spill marks?