I've been lurking reading and (very seldom) posting for a few weeks now and am amazed by the wealth of information and wisdom on this forum. My problem: I suddenly find myself in love, make that obsessed...actually, utterly consumed might be a better description. With Hermes. I need to buy a/some bags to satisfy my lust so that I can return to my normal, practical, functional self. I do almost nothing but look at bags all day (well, when I'm not doing the minimal amount of work necessary to ensure the paychecques keep coming). My history: I've had a black 28cm Kelly GHW (not sure what leather, but it's not box) since 99 that I bought when I was poor, poor, poor (as in really, really poor grad student living on 28.5K/yr in NYC) and I've used her a lot and think she's lovely, but never really fixated on her. Over the years I've acquired a few silks. All was well. No obsession. Then, three years ago I got my 35cm Orange Swift Birkin and fell head over heels. I've been lusting for more ever since. I just placed an SO at FSH for an Etoupe Chevre PHW with orange lining and stitching, but know that I will have to wait forever on that one - at least it will feel like forever. I need something sooner than forever. I've come close on several bags I've seen online (in particular, a gorgeous red buffalo/crinoline retourne Kelly at Haute Gallery comes to mind) but can't quite pull the trigger because I keep thinking I might really want a rouge H or havanne croc. If I buy a croc, it will be the only bag (other than the SO, which I don't anticipate having to finance for...well, forever). If not, I can buy a few lovelies (bags, silks...I find myself wearing my few scarves a lot lately and loving the way they look and make me feel). I tend not to baby my stuff. I view dents, dings, scratches as evidence that my stuff is well-loved. That said, I'm afraid I would never use the croc for fear of destroying it. So here's the question: What would you do? Buy one to-die-for (IMO) croc birkin that might get occasional use only or buy a few bags that would be well-loved and oft-used? I know no one can decide for me, but it would really help to hear opinions.