I'm always looking for the perfect teacher bag, which I know will solve all my problems--professional, personal, and financial. As far as interior and features, the Empire Builder looks great. Externally though, I have to say I'm not too excited--kind of salesman-ish and not helping me cling to my shreds of personal stylishness. Before I shell out all that cash (because I need the Brain Cell, the strap, the organizer, the whole deal),I'd like to know whether I should wait for any upcoming chance of different colors, different flap, etc.? Even maybe just the Wasabi lining with all-black outside?