OK, here goes... How much do you think it would cost and how long it would take to replace the handles on the Saleya MM to the new, longer ones? I'd love the length now if I were to use it only as a handheld tote or carried it on my arm. It fits on my shoulder fine, but with a coat on, the outer handle doesn't stay up and I find that I hunch up my shoulder to try to keep it up there and it really isn't good for my back and neck (my chiropractor hates it!!). I love my Saleya but I'm just a bit bummed that the salesperson didn't tell me (or didn't know) that they were getting the new versions in a few weeks. I had told her that I was considering the GM because it had the longer handles and she just said that she didn't like it because it looked like luggage and that the MM I was holding was the last they were going to have in stock for a while. :s I only discovered the fact about the new handles when I noticed that the Azur MM's handles looked longer in photos so I called 866 to inquire about it and they told me that the handles of the Damier MM were indeed shorter but were in the process of being made with longer ones. They would be in the stores in a few weeks (at the time of the call). I guess I could have returned the bag and waited for the new one but I really hate returning things. And since I'm only 5'4", I thought that the shorter handles were better for my height since the bag's bottom hits me in the right place. Also, since the bag actually fit fine on my shoulder, I didn't think it would be a problem. But lately, my neck and shoulders have been killing me!! I'm just wondering if replacing the handles would even be an option since the Damier handles are virtually indestructable and LV probably hasn't had to change any yet! I tried an Azur MM in the store last week and the bag was really more comfortable and looked a lot better with the longer length handles. Plus there's room to hook your thumb on the handle (like I do with most shoulder bags). One option is to give the bag to my mom since she likes my Saleya as it is since she would carry it as a tote/handheld. But she actually preferred the PM and is going to get one of those anyway. My other option is to just carry the bag as a handheld or on my arm and just hope that they come out with a Damier Lockit Horizontal soon!! Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!