@Bmosbacker If only I had known you were considering a backpack instead of a shoulder bag, I would have recommended the Tom Bihn Synapse or Synik. I have one of each. Fantastic bags. Possibly the best shoulder straps of any backpack I have tried.
When I need something with a bit more capacity for a trip than my current EDC of the Waterfield Essentials, I go with the Synik.
Which is not to say that I am not headed to the Waterfield website to look at the backpack you bought…
I think you made a great decision. I love the Waterfield products. I have their Bolt Backpack (same color scheme you chose) and their Cargo Briefcase (also the same color scheme). I always found the Tom Bihn stuff too stodgy (personal taste). Nothing wrong with their quality- just find their stuff dated. Enjoy your new bags!