In all my research of the most expensive, sought-after bags, the ones that get into the 5 or 6 figures always turn out to be the alligator skins. Is it just me, or is alligator skin not that appealing? It reminds me of snakeskin, and i've got a huge fear of snakes and reptiles and all that...so the whole pretty factor here is lost to me. Im not trying to insult anyone--I'm just trying to understand the hype, historical significance, benefits of alligator over other skins, etc. Please educate me!