So, I have 1st gen 12.9 with Smart Keyboard. I love it, it’s perfect for my use. I’m looking to upgrade, but the new Smart Keyboard appears to restrict having a case on the ipad when taken from the keyboard. The old design allows me to have a protective case when I’m using it just as a tablet. I’ve dropped it many times over the years when away from the keyboard so this is a major concern for me, am I alone on this? It’s pretty much a deal breaker at this point which is very disappointing.