I didn’t remove mine ‘cause I’m a little OCD, especially on the Space Grey...LOL! Has anyone done the same or removed it? I’m not sure if the top panel is made of scratch resistant material or not. UPDATE: Ended up removing it and doing a test wipe. Minute marks appeared after wiping a tiny portion with a fresh micro-fiber cloth (when observed with bright lighting)..not really thant noticeable at quick glance and not that deep but they're there if you look. So yeah, it’s darn plastic!