Thank you ladies!! I love this forum, i'm not the only one!lol I have been here reading and learning alot over the last few weeks. I could not resist, you ladies convinced me, i bought my first paddy in the mousse color a couple of weeks ago and i LLOOVE IT! The color, the sooo soft pebbled leather, the silver hardware mmm..it's perfection.You ladies were right. I'm hooked! Soooo.... I ordered the whiskey paddy. Ok, I read and have seen that on the paddy the whisky color varies. I prefer the deeper more saturated color. I ordered one from NM and one from BG. They came and right away knew i would return one, although the leather was great the color wasn't very rich, like it didn't stay in the dye long enough, if that makes sense. The better of the two has the dark rich color that I want BUT, while the backside is the beautiful pebbled leather, the front piece is a stiffer smoother leather also a degree darker than the rest. Part of me thinks the variation is kinda cool, but then the other part of me admits "Im too picky" and should all be the beautiful pebbled leather.(like my mousse) Any of you have this more stiff smoother leather on your paddys? What do you think, am i too picky??