Figured I'd add to this thread just to make myself feel better... I finally pulled the trigger on my first TB bag after what feels like MONTHS of research, waffling, reading reviews, watching videos, more waffling, asking questions, and a bit more waffling. Oh, and then a tad bit of waffling. I'm also a tightwad (per my wife), so it took a while to convince myself to spend that much money on a bag.
Anyway, here's what I ordered:
1. Tri-Star in Navy/Solar w/Absolute strap and waist strap
2. Backpack packing cube in Steel
3. Medium packing cube
I've already started calculating how long it might take UPS to get to Toledo from Seattle. I'm sure on Monday I'll be looking out the front window to see if they are here yet. LOL!
Of course, I've already started thinking about the next TB purchase. Need something to complement my Tri-Star when I have to pack more tech gear than will fit in the TS with my clothes. I can't wait to sell all my "imported" bags. Already sold my old roller suitcase at a garage sale this week.