I have a lovely oak one and have just polished up the brass bits. After 25 min of fiddling, it occurs to me that I might be flogging a dead horse style-wise. I like it, so will carry on using regardless. It hides my equally oversized tum, which is a plus. But the nagging thought remains - is the bag past it?
I personally find them extremely dull and boring. But what is dull to one person is a classic to another so, specially if you're spending that sort of money, I would decide on the grounds of whether you actually love the bag rather than on how 'in' it is.
Yes it's very subjective - very personal. Some classics I really like but Mulberry I just find boring. Perhaps because they have masses in my local House of Fraser which is a really boring store. Makes my heart sink just to go in. Rather unfair to blame Mulberry for that I guess!