I got the bumper after using the iphone naked for a week and liked the look and feel for it upon first impression, even though the rubber slightly turned me off a bit. I come across picturess of naked iphone sometimes through my web surfing endeavors and think to myself every single time on how much more sexier it looks naked with the stainless steel band and all. Today I took it off and I decided the bumper wasn't worth having on as it makes the phone feel cheap in my hand including the rubber part of the bumper makes the phone look cheap as well. I might consider ordering a element vapor case since it is similar to the incase sliders i used to use on my 3GS but now without the thickness increasing backing. Although I need to see more some customer taken pictures of the first batch before taking the plunge. The grip of death isn't an issue for me since I never held the phone that way in the first place. Anyone feel the same?