Utterback - your bag definitely looks small compared to mine. My frame is almost perfectly aligned w/the zipper, and my discs don't stick out past the frame more than an inch. I can put a disc in the tongue pocket & zip up the bag w/no issues, with items in the side pockets (minis, birdie bag in one side, keys, miscellaneous items in the other).
I haven't used the side pockets, because honestly, I put drinks in them and don't carry enough discs to warrant their use (even in tourneys). But I have thrown discs in there just to try & stretch them out because they are super-tight - definitely warp-a-disc tight, but again, just not a big deal to me.
Overall, I love my bag - so much more comfortable than the Fade Tourney bag I carried previously.