What makes you think a Filson bag is cheap? Define decent while you're at it. If you really want to see what a Filson bag is all about I got a great idea. You get your "decent" leather bag and I'll grab a Filson bag and let's do a torture test out in the field. That means outside no matter what the weather. Just for snicks let's make the location Thailand during the monsoons or maybe Alaska for the flyfishing season. I'll be willing to wager that your "decent' leather bag won't survive the ordeal. People who buy Filson stuff understand the fact that these bags were designed to survive harsh nasty environments while keeping what's inside dry and protected. That's why they buy them. It's called smart money. Oh and another thing. There are all kinds of people right here on this board and out in the wild with far better tastes than you'll ever attain who use Filson briefcases on a daily basis.