If anyone has even glanced at my recent posts in this sub-forum, you've no doubt seen my new love with MJ bags. In less than a week I've gotten a taupe Blake and a cashew Stam hobo. I hooked!!! I keep seeing other MJ styles I'm drooling over, but before I go any deeper into the "dark side" I wanted to get some feedback from you long time MJ fanatics. First question: What has been your experience on the workmanship issues with his bags? Any problems with things breaking, threads spliting, zippers jamming, hardware tarnishing or peeling, etc. I know some of you had some issues with opening the kisslock closure I've had lot of kisslocks back in the day, so that's not a problem. In the world of designer bags his are relatively (and I do mean relatively) reasonable, especially watching Prada prices go through the roof this fall. Even so, $800-1500 isn't pocket change so I want to get an idea of the longevity factor in terms of quality. Second question: I know gives his bags women's names (celebs maybe?), but where the HECK did "STAM" come from???