Sure they are a pain in the ass to install, but in the end you get to enjoy your phone in all it;s slim glory AND still have it protected. I feel like a lot of people don't believe in the power of clear skins to protect their phones from drops. That's totally untrue. As long as you have a side skin you are totally ready to go. It's a rarity you will drop your phone directly on it's face or it's back. If you do, most clear skins have some sort of shock absorption, so you're not gonna shatter your screen unless you really chuck the thing. The most common drop incident is the phone falling on it's side. What sucks about those drops is it usually dent's or scuffs your aluminum side. If you have a clear skin, you can stop worry about that, because it;s literally gonna rebound off the ground. Your skin might come away with damage, but now all you have to do is peel that off and replace it. Of course some people really enjoy the protection, bulk, and peace of mind that comes with most other case, but I think if you're on the fence about going "naked" you should consider a clear skin.