I just recently purchased a SCB to use in addition to the MCB that I picked up last year. The strap on the new bag, however, is woven differently from my older bag, and I was wondering if there was a reason for the change, and if there is any possibility of changing back to the old fabric. My MCB's strap, which can be identified by its linear "grain" pattern is softer and has more ply, making it much more comfortable when worn. The new strap, which does not have the "grain" pattern, is much stiffer, and this is a bit of a comfort issue, especially with the smaller and lighter SCB. I am hoping that the new strap softens up over time, as it is not nearly as comfortable as the older fabric. Any insight for the change in fabric?