Hello all, I've learned so much from all of you over the past couple of months and have taken the plunge! I bought a grenat city from Joseph at BalNY. I have 2 questions for all of you experts: (1) I'm really happy with the leather (the perfect mix of distressed and soft) except for 1 thing - I noticed the raw (i.e. suede) edge where one flap of leather is sewn on top of another leather piece is whitish, as if the dye did not penetrate completely. I know that several others have noticed this on their '05-06 bags and was wondering what happens to those edges after the bags are used for a while? Do they darken like the handles? Or do these start to fray (because they weren't sealed)? I love the overall leather of the bag I got and am loathe to exchange it for another in the chance that I may get a bag with leather I don't like as much. (2) I'm kind of afraid to use my bag! I'm going to treat it lightly with the AG spray and leather conditioner, but do these gorgeous, lightweight bags really hold up to daily use? I love it so much and don't want it to get ruined...but what would be the point if it slept in its box in my closet all the time? Sorry my post was so long...must be overwhelmed with B-bag fever! Thanks again!