I have the griffin reveal for my 4S and really like it. They have a 5 version, which is probably what I'll get when I upgrade. It's pretty much a bumper but with transparent plastic stuff covering the back.
There are a number of them including the Spigen Ultra Thin Air that my wife uses. Check out the Accessories subforum (where this thread belongs).Is there an iPhone 5 case that doesn't add much thickness?
Preference that you don't share != hype. If you don't get it then don't get one. One size does not fit all. Use what works for you.I don't understand the hype around totally transparent plastic cases.