I am considering my first BBag purchase and have an option on a fabulous pony first at a good price. I love the look and feel of the pony bags, but I'm worried about the balding issue that some have reported (and which I've seen on some pre-loved bags for sale on eBay). I try to be kind to my bags and imagine that I will put this bag in rotation so it won't be an every day all year bag. I was hoping to get some honest feedback from a pony owner - is it worth it? Do I have to be extra careful? Should I reconsider this purchase? Also, when do you carry? Is every season appropriate - for some reason it feels more cold weather to me. Any advice appreciated! Thanks!