Hey guys (Terry, Keith, and Chris) thanks for the kind words.
@ Chris, these packs were actually finished about ~1 week apart. The roll-top was finished on the afternoon I was leaving for an overnighter-- The day prior, I had decided to make it/ cut the pieces/ sewed the majority or it and then finished it literally an hour before I wanted to walk out the door. The pieces for the panel-loader, however, had been cut out for several months, sitting next to my drafting table waiting to be assembled and I was so fired up after finishing the other that I just said "well shoot, if I wanna make another pack, I might as well finally put this bad boy together!"
Pertaining to a previous question, here are some pics of the flat-felled seam attaching the shoulder straps
1: The bag opened and the top lip folded inside-out
2: The inside shoulder strap seam.
3: The outer shoulder strap seam.
Note: Since the time these pictures were taken, all interior seams have been finished with 7/8" grosgrain.