I've been reading tons about Crackbooks and most of the posts are about the ease or difficulty of replacing them at the Apple stores or local dealers. On the other hand, why dont we make a thread on measures you guys take to avoid this problem and other problems as well. Is closing your Macbooks as tenderly as you can and carryng it from the back/hinge part enough? I wanted to try clear cases but I'm kinda scared from reports of these hard cases scratching the books. Buy a good sleeve. I heard dark colored Neoprene sleeves may discolor the white Macbooks so make sure you find light colored ones if you want to go neoprene. Then, buy a skin/sticker and palmguard. Also protects from discoloration and scratches (wrist watches and long sleeve buttons). Right now I am considering Garskin. Love the Lifestream one . How about you guys? How do you take care of your Books?