I've gone through the defender and commuter cases, and I have to say, the quality of their products is embarrassing. Do they protect your phone from drops? Yes, I'm sure they do. In every other area, however, otterbox just plain sucks. The defender screen protector adds noticeable lag to all touch screen functions. The home button feels mushy. Texting is a female dog due to the ridiculously high, raised lip. The rubber lining on the commuter is very floppy and doesn't stay in place, even with the plastic outer shell holding it in place. The power button on top is very hard to use with the rubber lining. This company has been at this for years. I'm sure they sell hundreds of thousands of cases. Yet the cases still feel like cheap junk. Now I understand why you all search and search and search for that elusive 'perfect' case. It's because companies like otterbox spew such unadulterated cheap quality boxes to the masses, there is an inevitable quest for something of quality as an alternative. More power to you all. I am following in your footsteps now.