I also prefer the american crafts albums but I also prefer the fabric over the leater/faux leather. I purchased a we r memory keepers album in leather and it bowed (a picture is in my gallery). SB.com sent a replacement and it did the exact same thing. I bought a third one from another place and the same thing happened. So, I figured this was the norm for leather albums and I wont ever purchase another. I like the cloth ones and so far, they are not difficult to dust when needed.