Hi Gals! I am a Chloe cross-over, desperately in love with Balenciaga. I have pretty much decided on a Black City bag for my first dip into the pool. So I have heard a lot of opinions that the older leather is much nicer, prettier, softer, etc. Is this a matter of- preference- or *quality*? For example, IMHO the 07 Chloe Paddys have very stiff leather that reflects flaws in the cow-hide itself (ugly scars, blemishes, poor dye jobs, etc). as compared to the or 06 that are better hides, or the 05 bags that were made of calfskin and not cowskin. So I am wondering if the earlier Bal leather is better, or just a personal choice when it comes to looks, etc?