First let me say that I know there are so many threads on cases and I can assure you I have read every single one of them. I'm wanting to protect my MBP to the very best of my ability. I had narrowed it down to Speck and InCase...and once I read the threads about cases and the overwhelming majority liking the InCase better, I decided InCase it was. Problem has been...my Apple store does not have any in, Best Buy claims they don't carry any for the 15" size. I know you can order from InCase but s&h plus tax adds another $15 or so to the price. But if InCase is THAT much better, I want to get it. And if anyone has any other ideas of where besides the website, please let me know. So I have found a couple Speck ones decently priced...is there a better one between the satin or hard shell? Overall though, it seems like despite the brand of case, people say they cause scratches. For me, a case is a necessity. I did see where some people mentioned covering theirs with things like InvisibleShield or BodyGuardz and then putting the case over that. I did not see an update from those individuals however about how it worked out. If you did that, could you please let me know? And which of the "shield" products is best? I even wondered about if anyone had put a small sticker of lambs wool or something like that in the case before putting it on the MBP (placing it in the spots where scratches typically occur from the cases). I guess I just want to protect it from the get-go to the best of my ability. And I promise, I have mroogled for hours about this subject but still had these concerns and questions. Anyone with some experience or knoqledge, please do share! Thanks so much in advance!