Sooo.. I've had my Pro9.7 + Pencil a few days and I had a glass screen protector on from the very beginning, which was too slippery.. So I ordered a matte one.. But before it arrives I thought I should try the iPad protector-less.. "No way I could scratch it in the couple of days without" surely.. Well, I was really surprised how nice the drawing surface is without a protector. I'm paranoid about scratches - I scratched my iPad 3 pretty visibly with styluses in careful use, then used a matte protector afterwards to cover them up. I've seen video reviews mentioning how easy it is to scratch the iPp with dust under the nib, etc.. Basically - how many artists and heavy users use their Pro and Pencil without any protection at all. I might as well ask what sorts people use while I'm at it...? Using this without a protector is scary as hell, wouldn't mind some reassurance from others who do the same. I feel like I should be able to enjoy it like this, and the image quality is greater like this, but uuugh I'm likely to be so on edge the whole time. PS: anyone thinking their glass protector isn't interfering with the touch screen.. I dunno. Fine detail is much easier without one. Matte on the other hand will add tooth and make the detail easier to do but less pretty, I guess. That was my experience on the iPad 3 anyway. Edit: sorry if this is in the wrong sub forum.. Do protectors count as accessories? Hmm.