After having an iPad 2, and the new iPad since March, I've always kept mine covered in a case. Whether it be a smart cover and a back skin, or an actual folio case. Since I just got my iPhone, I've decided to take my iPad out of it's case and use it naked. I cannot tell you how much more beautiful it feels. Anybody else rocking the iPad naked? My only fear is that I may drop it, but so far I am taking very good care of it.