Hi everyone! After years and years of frustration with Dell and many replacement systems under their hardware warranty, I took my latest replacement, sold it on eBay, and ordered a MacBook Pro 15" tonight. My mother suggested that I get a case (she had one on her MBP 13). I love my Speck case for my iPhone, but I'm really wondering whether I need hard case for the MBP-- its made from a solid piece of aluminum, right? What are the benefits of a case, and do you think I need one? I used to take my PC wherever I went, but I envision traveling with my MBP less, mostly due to the addition of an iPad to my life, in addition to my iPhone. By the way, at the beginning of the summer, I had a Dell notebook and a Droid. After my Droid was replaced 3 times between June and August, I convinced Verizon to exchange the Droid for an iPhone. 8 weeks later, I have an iPad and ordered an MacBook Pro. Wow, these things are easy to use! Anyway, thanks for your help!