I've been looking at lots of case for 5G iPod, but I can't seem to find out that I like. (The closest one was the Speck SkinTight 5G, because it was simple, with access to the controls, and didn't add bulk. However, I've heard lots of horror stories about how you can't get the SkinTights on without scratching, etc. etc. - big turn off.) Then Apple came out with their own Leather case for it. I saw the price and didn't give it a second thought - $99 is TOO expensive! I looked around and didn't see anything else, so I took a second look at it, beyond the price. After loooking it at, I realized its a really nice simple case: no extra bulk, looks nice, no access to controls, but makes it up my making it easy to pull out the iPod (and this way, the controls aren't needless open to damage when you aren't using the iPod), and the inside of it is microfiber which is really nice and soft and would never scratch the iPod, while also give it padding from bumps. It seems almost too good to be true...but then there is the price. $99. Thats a 1GB iPod shuffle, or a few really nice iPod accessories, like the Dock and iPod to AV cable. I however am tired of using the flimsy iPod case Apple provided as it provides really no protection other than from dust and light scratching, and its annoying to remove the case to access the controls (and its also really unattractive in terms of looks.), and I would like to stop thinking about whether my iPod is safe in my pocket or not. In other words, should I bite the bullet and get the Apple iPod Leather case? I appreciate the help.