Even if I wasn't 'bored'...I would surely have taken the time to read your review after you being obliging enough to add to my thread - thanks!
Infact, I found your review very informative and interesting.
First off....what a fantastic place to go to.
Secondly, it does really look like a great bag.... I think Lowepro make excellent gear generally!
I'm glad you like your bag too.....the Fastpack I had delivered also had a waist band, but found it got on my nerves a bit when in between taking shots...so I cut the bloody thing off
I know, a lot must be cringing at this, but I much prefer it this way....how the heck are you supposed to swing it round to the front when it's fastened up anyway?
Anyway, that's what I did and I now find it great....infact, the straps off the waist belt are a bonus now, as I use them to strap my tripod to the backpack.
I thought initially the bag would be too cumbersome....but find it great to use and hardly notice I'm carrying anything at all really.
Well pleased with it