I have the soft version of the case you are talking about.Check out the ringke slim cases on amazon ... Good reviews and $10 shipped with prime. I bought two and they are great.
I agree that the price doesn't necessarily match up with the quality of the case. Most of the time you will find the cheap cases to be exactly that - cheap cases with poor quality and fit. However, there are quite a few out there that are superb for the price. I've searched high and low for the perfect case and one of my favorites is the Noot case for $9.99. The design, fit and quality definitely keep pace with the big brands out there.That argument is irrelevant since 90% of iPhone cases on the market are cheap to manufacture and are marked up ridiculously