Am I missing something? How many bags are needed?
Part of the experience is that you slowly (but not that slowly) build up carrying capacity. I've never had trouble getting bags even by random drops. I play for a while with limited capacity and inevitably the bags pop up along the way.
Satchels, as I mentioned, are rare. Plus you could always store bags in the common stash with other characters and then borrow some of them for the current character, so I have a hard time seeing how bags are a problem.
EDIT: didn't notice the no bags part. I'd consider that a bug. But I think the bag count is kept down to add some measure of interest in collecting bigger bags. At the same time, bag vendors are rare enough that they might as well give you a bunch of big bags.
Last edited by Bluddy : 02-13-2011 at 10:05 AM.