After spending the first week case shopping and treating my beautiful black iPhone 5 like a new puppy then I've given up and will just let "nature" have its way. Based on my previous Apple products then everyday usage can go either way. My Black Macbook and iPhone 3G looked pretty cheap after it got scratched up and blemished, but the same wear and tear on my original iPhone and Air actually made it look pretty cool. Im really not sure what the iPhone 5 will look like after a year of use because its a mix of a very industrial look but also is very classy with the glass on back and sexy edges. But in the end this is an everyday device that I'll always have in my purse or pocket so getting it scuffed or scratched is inevitable and now I'm inviting scratches. How about you? Are you going to keep fighting scratches and scuffs or are you going to just accept it as part of owning a tool you use every day.