I'm about to pull the trigger on a current generation non-retina 15" MacBook Pro. Given that, my three question is as follows: I'm considering buying a clear hard-shell case for this MacBook Pro. Is there any reason why I shouldn't (such as thermal reasons like it being bad for the computer and/or accelerating the deterioration of either the chassis or any internal components)? If not, does anyone have any brand recommendations? In addition to this, I'd like to also find a backpack style laptop bag. Messenger bag style bags hurt my back and make me hate owning a laptop, which I don't want to have happen. Or rather a backpack specifically meant to transport a laptop (like the Brenthaven bags of old). Does anyone have a brand recommendation for something like this?