hey etenebris, just spoke with kim from balny. i do not think they will be getting the work in blue/grey. she said that they would only be getting the city and the weekender. GO FOR IT. you know you want the weekender. realize that you are just slowly inching up your bag requirement until you can justify that great weekender. As far as handles and stretching go, i don't have a bbag yet but i know with my other bags, the handles do stretch if you cart around 20 lbs worth of books, like I do. whidh is not necessarily a bad thing. i don't so much worry about the handles stretching as i do about the "sockets" they fit into wearing through. i check my bag every day (like one should check their tires) and there doesn't seem to be any obvious wear. it just seems natural to me that handles stretch. what you don't want is for them to come loose from the bag.