Holes in seat tube? Don't think they're "holes." Think they are slits in the tube that show under the clamp that enable the tube to clamp around your seatpost when the bolt is tightened. No? Any bike that uses a seatpost clamp has to have a tube with some sort of void in order to tighten around the seatpost. Otherwise cracky or denty of seat tube.Yes we do have excellent taste don't we The only thing I don't like about the paint job is what was done on the top face of the top tube. Glossy black at the ends and fade out to just the black carbon. The painter kind of missed & didn't do it smoothly in a spot. They should have just painted the entire face glossy black. Probably nobody will notice it but me. Yes, I'm not sure about that dropper seat post either. In the court of internet opinion, it seems to be mostly thumbs down. If I decide it needs to go it will be easy to rip out, especially where we put the dropper lever. Also, there are two slotted "holes" in the seat tube, just below the seat clamp. Holes in quotes because they are not countersunk with threading and don't go all the way through the tube. I'm not sure what they are for. I did notice that some flavors of the Creos have a taller seat clamp than mine which appear to cover them up. At first I thought my frame was flawed then talked myself off the cliff after looking at pictures on the Specialized site of other flavors of Creos with lighter paint colors. You can also see them on the green CC Evo that Court rode for his review. Anybody know why they are there? Can't wait to ride it. Light dusting of snow this morning with below freezing temps most of the day so I think not. Thanks for your kind thoughts. Stay safe and healthy.