I actually had this bag in my "Dream box" (and once in my cart!) but didn't pull the trigger just because I couldn't justify another travel bag. Glad somebody here ended up with it. I liked it for the very same reasons you mentioned. Given Zagliani's retail, that IS disappointing about the handles. BUT, overall, as you mentioned it's a classic, minimal bag. Zagliani is mostly known for their exotic leather bags (especially python); it's rarer to find a standard, soft calf from them. I think the retail was $1895-2000; it was on Luisaviaroma and a few other sites back in 2010-11 and then on discount on Yoox. The Goyard looks like a pretty standard zipper document case. Those studded Burberrys... eh... not crazy about those. Can't imagine how you'd use them for work in an office, unless it was at a fashion brand or designer boutique.