I always have something on my iPad, though recently it has been a Logitech keyboard case on the front and a skin on the back. I assume my practice of using a case/cover of some sort will continue. This, then, makes me wonder why it matters what iPad I get. So, I'm curious: Did you pick your iPad color for aesthetic reasons? If yes, how much of the color actually shows on a day to day basis and what case are you using?