first of all thank you so much to rollergirl, bagangel and annsfabulousfinds for so kindly responding to my pms about your own experiences with this style and especially and as always i appreciate my consultant kmsnyc for all of your time and help! now onto my dilemna...i have the opportunity to purchase a python betty on sale. it's a sort of soft medium brown and has the gold rings on the pockets. (unfortunately i can't seem to find any pics of this shade online). anyway even with the reduced price this would be the most i've ever spent on a bag and i've never owned snakeskin before so i am hoping for any words of wisdom before i go through with the purchase. i would be so grateful for any and all nays, yays or advice. also for those of you who know python, i'm the mother of two still relatively young children and to justify this purchase i would have to carry the bag a lot, would it look cool and chic as it ages or just kinda pathetic? brutal honesty is appreciated and enablers are also always welcome!