FINALLY after pre-ordering on February 12th, this beaut is mine. It's perfect and I'm already considering getting a few more limited edition Pan-Am accessories.
The leather is a lot smoother than the brown original. I feel like it can take a lot more 'abuse' before it shows signs of wear than the brown. But I'm excited to see how it ages because the scratches appear to be a lighter blue.
Also, take note of the stamping on the back. The Blue Edition just says "TRAVELER'S notebook" whereas the brown says Midori. This is beginning a shift in branding for Midori as they are taking claim for the Traveler's Notebook market--because it's slowly gaining popularity in the states.
I'm super excited about this notebook. It was totally worth the wait.