I think I prefer the melie, I was not a huge fan of the Metis because of the strap. I prefer vachetta for the crossbody option. As I already have the pochette Metis, I think the melie is nicer. Like the zipper on the side as well [emoji6]
I didn't care for the Metis Hobo and I don't really care for the new Melie either. It's something about the shape of zipper pulls that don't do it for me. If I had to pick, I'd go with the Melie as I like the shoulder strap.
From what I've seen so far I like the Meile. Never saw the Metis in person, so I never had a strong opinion about it one way or another. I have noted that the Metis has a very strong fan base, as those who own it seem to truly LOVE it. Looking forward to seeing more pics of this new bag.