My initial posts on the 5C after Apple's announcement were not the most favorable towards the C. That customers were being shortchanged to an extent .. However today when I went to take a look and felt it, it's not a cheap product. I then pulled my iPhone 5 out, wrapped in a cheap plastic case and chuckled. Sure I have the "premium" aluminum phone but I am forced to protect it due to how easily the black finish scuffs. Is the 5C better than the 5? IMO, no... However I paid the extra 100 bucks last year to get it. Biggest gripe about the 5C is the lack of a black option. So the point is, before casting judgement go down and take a look. Hold the phone and you may have a different outlook.