i'm so happy to see this thread still lives.
i'm still loving my Dakine one year later, and actually, i'm now looking for a laptop messenger bag for work. really, the "laptop" part is secondary, but it'd be nice to be able to slip mine in and out with ease (
right now, i'm considering the Waterfield Muzetto:
it's a little spendy at $240-$260, but it's for work, and i like to look good for the "clients."
my current bag is a little number from Germany (Jost is the company), but only one shop in the city carries them, and they only have one model which i don't really dig.