The iPad 2 is my first iPad, and in the days leading up to the launch I didn't know what I was going to do to protect the device. I decided to get the Smart Cover thinking that at the least, it would provide me with something that would prop the device up until a better option came along. 5 days later and I can say that I love my Smart Cover. I don't like putting Bodyguardz or Invisible Shields on the front of devices. I only do so out of necessity because they are mobile devices that are constantly going in and out of pockets and all. I can't describe it, but you can just see the difference between devices with and without a film on it. I prefer it to not have one on the front, and the Smart Cover does just that. I feel like I do not need a shield for the front because the Smart Cover will protect it when I'm not using it, and the way I use it, it'll never scratch when I'm using it. A lot of people complain it doesn't protect the back. I personally don't care. I love the feeling of the iPad without using it in a case, so I plan to just carry the iPad in a sleeve when I'm not using it. Again, the way I use it, dropping it while using it will be impossible. However, I might buy a shield for the back, only as an insurance policy so that the device has better resale value down the line. I don't mind a shield on back because I never look at the back. Bottom line, I like the Smart Cover. It's good for minimal use and serves my needs exactly. I understand how people who take their iPads in and out of loaded bags everyday might find a Smart Cover insufficient, but for the way I use it, I think a shield on the back and a sleeve for when I take it out will be just fine. Anyone else love their Smart Cover? For the record I have the gray poly on a black iPad and it looks great!