PROS: 1) This luggage set was ABSOLUTELY beautiful in person versus online.
2) The 28" is a lot larger than I was expecting.
3) I can not comment on the durability because I have not traveled with the set yet. I am traveling in January 2013. From my research, ABS/Polycarbonate is the same material used to make bullet proof windows. So, let's pray it can withstand a strong airline toss onto the conveyor belt. :)
CONS: I hated removing that protective plastic. It is messy.