If you cannot postively wait any longer than get the Monogram Speedy. It doesn't matter what other people think, as long as you know its authentic -you'll be confident walking around with your chic bag. Because no matter what style you have -they're already being copied, so anybody could assume anything.
I'm also on the waiting list for the Damier Speedy, but I fell hard for the Cerises Speedy and got that one instead because I couldn't stand waiting till June.
Wait for another opportunity (birthday, anniversary ) and I'm positive you'll be able to get your hands on the Damier and have TWO Speedies 25...=)
i don't mind my handles getting dark, My sister and I purposely rub a little suntan lotion on them and leave them out in the sun to give it that not so brand spanking new look. Sorta like we have owned them for a while and kinda vintage like. he-he