I like this much more than I expected to! Yes, it is ginormous, but it is well balanced. It is the right depth to reach into without endless digging. The extra wide body is a tad unwieldy on a crowded commuter train, but it does not strain my shoulder as an equally large, but differently proportioned bag does. A word about the multitudes of pockets inside: I was sure I would be cutting them out to free up the interior space, but, they are PERFECT to stand things upright, (water bottle, snack, sunglasses in hard case, etc.) without making the bag top heavy, as shallow little patch pockets do. I still have room for papers, a book, my sweater, gloves and scarf. Awesome- now, how about more subtle colors?