I noticed the fine scratch marks on the bezel maybe 2 days after owning the iPhone. Dust under glass just this past weekend (using an LED light). The 2 days of ownership I did not carry the iPhone on me because of activation problems (which came back to haunt me on Sunday). I had to use my business issued BlackB 8820 in the interm. So I didn't use it as a cell for the first 2 days. So I can't see how the bezel got scratched by just sitting in its box to sitting on my counter. makes me think it came scratched. The dust who knows. Maybe it was there when I bought it... I've looked at a few iPhones in the office and some of you would faint. Scratched, nicked, scraped, dirty as all heck, broken off switches... yes you read that right. Some have them in cases some just go naked. A few co-workers were like, "What the hell is the big deal man???? Its just an iPhone. Its going to get dropped, its going to get scratched, its going to get dirty!" Some of them have stopped by the forum here and were laughing out loud saying why are "WE" so concerned with what case is the best. Just buy a damn case and be happy with what you have! Are "WE" just different? I'm trying to decide which case I want and they think I'm a weirdo for taking so much time. Slider or NEO, haahha. I guess we could say the same for someone that say collects stamps or something "WE" do not understand.