Well, it's been 5 months since I broke down and settled for the black iPhone 4. I then immediately purchased the Apple Bumper. It has been on my phone the whole time and I only take it off to clean the phone. My experience has been more on the pleasant side with no regrets. First off, it's too expensive for what it is, but everybody already knows that, however it provides the most coverage with the most minimal design. I drop my phone like it's my job. So I was worried to get this "rubber band" of plastic to protect my phone, I just came from the incipio silicrylic two part case for my 3G, which is indestructible. I dropped the phone with the bumper on and it fell right on the corner on the sidewalk, it took a huge gouge out of the bumper but better that than the phone. The bumper is falling apart now and the the coloring is turning into a green around the rubber parts, but it still works and is still tight. The bumper does "polish" the stainless steel and leaves shiny parts which can be seen in some of the pictures.