I bought mine on sale and was OK with the price. Also liked the color.
I think it's a nice bag. I just think it's overpriced in terms of quality and other available options on the market. People tend to go over the top when defending their expensive purchases, so I thought I'd give the OP what I felt was a more level headed opinion.
imo, it's best to not bother defending a luxury purchase except that 1) It brings you enjoyment.