I haven't found a screen protector yet that doesn't make the display considerably less sharp. Even those advertised as being crystal clear aren't.microfiber+water, cheap and simple.
why so quick to rule out a clear screen protector? you get one of those and you'll only have to wipe the display down maybe once a month. and it'll stay cleaner between cleanings.
Nice! Do they charge for shipping? You bought yours at target? For 9.99?