I've been reading a lot on the Balencaiga leather variations and what type of products everyone uses to condition or clean their bags. My question is: what is the usual condition of leather that everyone prefers? From the sound of it, people seem to like the really soft, smooshy, buttery soft leather. With new bags, does the leather seem more 'veiny' and hard and shiny? Reason I'm asking is because I just purchased my first bbag ever -- the lilac 06 twiggy. I love it so far, but I feel the leather is a bit shiny for my taste and maybe a little veiny. I wish I could take pictures to show you, but my camera is broken. I may be able to take some this weekend when I go home for Thanksgiving and borrow my sister's camera so you can see what I mean. I want my leather to be softer and more pliable I guess, and not as shiny. What leather product(s) should I use? I've read that some use Lubriderm lotion, but heard it can discolor lighter-color leathers. What about AppleGuard or the LVM products? Most important question: Does the leather soften up and become less shiny over time with use? Thanks and sorry this post is long!