I agree. I tried the Palermo on at the boutique and felt the base was so structured and stuck out too much. I think the Delightful GM is so gorgeous.I am a mom to two and bought the Palermo GM last year thinking it would be the perfect mom bag. In truth I've used it once and actually am selling it because it's just SO big (and I'm 5'10"). It slips off my shoulder and when you try to use it crossbody its so big and structured that it really sticks out too far.
Go for the delightful or even a crossbody bag such as a speedy b or saumur!