I have a friend who put a plastic hardshell case around his iPhone 4s a few months ago hoping it would preserve it. When he happened to remove it, the iPhone was covered with small scratches and marks. Kinda defeats the purpose of a case in my opinion. I'm considering a hardshell case for my iPad, but with a microsuede liner which will hopefully prevent this problem. The lining is just on the interior back of the case and does not line the part of the case where the edges meet the iPad. It's the Incipio Lexington: http://www.incipio.com/new-iPad-Cases/Incipio-new-iPad-Lexington-Hard-Shell-Folio-Case.asp Has anyone had an experience with similar cases? Does your case cause small marks on your iPad?