I have the original watch 42mm in stainless steel that I'm selling to a friend so I can get the series 2 in gold aluminum and I'm torn between the two sizes. I barely considered the 38mm originally because I thought it would be harder to read (I pre-ordered without trying it on). I stopped in the apple store yesterday and tried on both. I REALLY like how the smaller size looks and feels on my smallish female wrist, but I don't like the band options offered with the smaller version. I also found the screen easy enough to read in my short time with it. If I go with the smaller watch, I'll be spending an extra $20 for another band off the bat (losing the $30 savings of the less expensive 38mm) and I won't even wear the band it comes with. I'll also be giving up two existing bands that I have for the 42mm (I'll throw them in on the deal for my friend without asking for more money). My questions are, if you have the 38mm now, are you happy with the size or do you regret going smaller? And, does the look and feel of the 38mm justify spending the extra money for additional bands? I have a $100 leather band that I would definitely replace if I get the smaller watch, but I would have trouble selling it since it's custom fit for me and not adjustable. Thoughts?