I just got my 2017 12.9" iPad Pro, upgrading my previous iPad Pro. I am an illustrator, iPad Pro is one of my main tools - so I was happy to upgrade. Of course, I love the new one. The glass surface does feel a bit different and a bit better to use with the Pencil, but it's still not as good as with a good matte screen protector (I use Photodon ones which feel a lot more like paper). However, it's kinda close, so I'm considering using it without the screen protector. Now, I never use screen protectors on other devices - all Apple screens held pretty well for me over the years, and I don't mind microscratches that I can't see without direct light. But this new coating feels almost more delicate (most likely it's just in my head). HOWEVER - it's one thing to use your soft, squishy finger on a screen and another to go wild accross that thing with a firm Pencil. I've been using an iPad Pro for a year and a half, but I had the screen protector on it. As I said, mostly it was because of the paper-like feel, but I did also feel more comfortable to do hard and fast strokes on the screen. Sure enough, the plastic protector picked up quite a few scratches after some time, but no big deal, right? Now, I don't really like screen protectors, especially on a beautiful screen like the iPad's. It's another layer that diffuses light, adds (admittedly imperceivable) thickness.... I would prefer not to use it. So, my question to Pencil using iPad Pro owners that don't use the screen protector is: how did it hold up after a year?