Folks, I love the empire builder. I am torn between this and the timbuk2 Command messenger. The major flaw that it has is that front placement of the shoulder strap buckle. There's no way to easily open the flap with the bag over your shoulder as the attachment point blocks it. Guys, can you move that attachment point to the top or out of the way?
Also I love on the timbuk2 that they have a power cord compartment on the bottom of the bag that is accessible from the outside. My power cord is the most often stuffed into any compartment and it just messes up things. That seems like a sensible place to put it.