Where do you rate yourself on the scale? I'm in the middle...I take my PowerBoook everywhere and it's been to some pretty dirty places. I've dropped it four times and wiped out on my bike while it was in my backpack. It has a few dings and scratches and I never clean the screen. I used to be more anal about it but this thing is a tool to me now, so I'm more concerned that the data is safe than I am about getting a scratch. My desktop gets treated better because it's in a more controlled environment, of course.