its 1520 with tax. that is a lot of money. how much will i really love this? in person i really like her. but i go home and see that my older speedy is already patina'd and i can beat on it anyway possible and it keep coming back to be stuffed with more. i would be a little, more than a little - a lot, cautious wtiht the dentelle. that stitching is beautiful, but possibly delicate. the bag is lovely, but can i really make sure i use it in place of my usual mono speedy? or will i do what i hate others doing and get afraid to take her out???????? i love the epi speedy i got the other day. seriously, he is amazing. i am only worried about scratching him, nothing else. so i jsut put him down gently and love him to death. as stated, my mono 30 speedy just takes a licking. and keeps on ticking. all of a sudden, i am on the fence about this! i was so sure until it comes to now, time to fork over that kind of cash. any insight or advice? no "just do it" "or good lucks", please, just what you would think about being faced with that gorgeous and extremely expensive bag and how you would use it and treat it or just not buy it at all. i am on the fence! please! a word of advice?