I purchased an Otterbox Defender around the time that I picked up my iPhone 5. I had a Griffin Survivor on my iPhone 4 back in early 2011 (I'm on Verizon) and didn't regret it one bit. It gave the iPhone a sort of "I'll bounce off of concrete" look to it and gave it the same type of look as a Panasonic rugged laptop. However, for some reason with the iPhone 5 I felt like I was doing it injustice. I pull it out of the case and I think "ohhhhh... ahhhh.... it's so magnificent...". I put it back in the case and it's like, "*groan*...." I was with this girl I'm dating and we were at my school's bookstore checking out cases. I saw the Moshi case, so I promptly hatched my iPhone 5 out of its dinosaur egg case and purchased the Moshi with a cheap $5 screen protector. 10 minutes later and I feel like I have a phone from 2012 again. I guess I just feel like, I'm 26 years old now. I haven't dropped a phone since I had my S3 and even then, it wasn't in a case, fell on concrete and only the very far corner slightly chipped. My iPhone 4, Thunderbolt, various other devices never slipped out of my hands. The Defender also somewhat destroyed the image quality of the iPhone 5 display. Colors just felt washed and the resolution didn't seem as sharp. I noticed the same thing when I threw a Moshi AG on my iPad 4. It felt like great protection and no air bubbles but the Retina didn't look Retina anymore. Anyone else go from full on protection to thin and sleek? I've also gotten a lot more compliments on how nice my phone looks without RoboCop defending it.