there are frequently posts on here seeking advice on sizes, leathers, colors, hardware, sometimes even bag styles, and it's understandable since not everyone lives near an hermes boutique (yet). the knowledgeable members all offer up their opinions, but it's so hard to really know what would suit AND appeal to someone without knowing and seeing them. (a bag is such a personal thing, and hermes is such a big investment, i almost never make recommendations for anyone else.) i was wondering, of your bags, the ones you bought by recommendation/encouragement and the ones you bought spontaneously with love because when you laid eyes on it, you just knew, what are the long-term results? which serve you better, which retain your love?