Ok. My turn! I finally broke down and purchased the Speedy 30 in Damier and purchased a strap. Yeah, I know. These go with the Alma, etc. But I explained that it was for travel, not for use every day. So if there are some of you can't comfortablly fit the handle on the crook of your arm, it can be done. Anyway, I almost bought the Tikal, but the Miss Practicality showed up at the counter. (this was Macy's Herald Square. I could have gone to Bloomies, but I was guess I felt embarassed. Because I went there two weeks ago. We have had horrible rain, so the SA nicely double bagged in these huge bags with a HUge box. I took it in the subway. Talk about nervous! Also, I also purchased another moderately expensive bag within the past week, so it was $1500. I have to stop; this is ridiculous. While I'm at it, did we have recent posts about the care and feeding, so I ask lots of dumb questions? Thanks a lot!