My grandmother (one of the biggest inspirations in my life in terms of fashion and values) always told me invest in classics and go cheap on trendy. I think this is one of the general overarching "rules" of fashion So when it comes to LV LE lines, you think it would unwise (at least going by this logic) to spend more on something trendy when there will be a brand new batch of (IMO) overpriced LEs next season. Granted some LEs like the mirage speedies are just updated take on a classic bag. But there are some bags where the price begs the question is it really the cost of materials or exclusivity. I think it would be wise of LV to maybe make classic bags such as the Speedy, Alma, Papillon ect. maybe slightly more expensive but invest in better craftsmenship. I much as I hate to admit, its my string opinion that mono bags are really "pumped out" for the masses, and while they are very durable and high quality, do not get the same attention to detail as LEs. Or that problems that could later be noticed in a Speedy 30 would be weeded out in a more expensive bag. But why? Aren't you (by LVs logic) paying for the quality in a 700$ bag as in a 7,000$ bag. I think not. Granted LEs have their problems too. I think they do not have entirely adequate to sufficiently test the materials in they time they have to design and construct them. Whereas new permanents introductions IE Neverfull they have all the time in the world. I've probably had a lil too much coffee. LOL I'd love to here everyones opinions on this subject.