Soo, I have the 2005 original black with gold reissue in 227 and I love that bag, so easy to carry and fits a lot in it too. I recently was offered the black patent with gold but I was worried they were too similar. I am on the list for the dark silver reissue in 226 from Nordies and definitely want that one as I missed it last year and just loved the color as I saw it more and more (online and in person but always in the wrong size...225 only) even more than the dark silver timeless classic that came out new for this fall. Should I also get the black patent or pass on it? Someone on here mentioned possible issues with fingerprints and I dont know--I never loved my navy patent reissue in 227 and ended up selling it...The black patent looks great but I also feel I could get another bag not so similar to a 227 reissue I already have in black regular leather... Any thoughts? Thanks!!