So I've had both types of watches for a week each, and I've been debating whether to shell out the extra $300 (in Canada) for the Stainless versus the Sport. So far, what I like about the Stainless is its durability and flexibility in bands. I also like the premium feel to the watch, the heft of it, and the way the sapphire glass catches the light - it's a pretty watch. Yet, is it worth $300 extra? I am currently using a space grey 42mm, with a black sports band - I haven't been extra careful with it, and there are no scratches (yet). Maybe I'm just lucky. I like how light it is, and I like the finish of the aluminum - it's not really black - and it is kind of shiny in certain lights - it looks really sharp on the wrist. There is only ONE premium band you can get for it, bascially, the leather loop band - and I'm of the opinion that only the black leather loop looks good with this case colour. So with the space grey, I'm severely limited in my choice of bands, and the watch doesn't have that "premium" feel the SS has. I think I've made my choice tonight, after having worn the space grey for a week, and I think I'll stick with it. My reasoning being, I'm obviously not as prone to accidental scratches as a lot of people on this forum are (which is weird, I thought I would've scratched it for sure, having a 1 year old in the house and working at a job that requires a lot of movement), and I will mitigate the chance of scratching the screen with a $5 screen protector/apple care. As for lack of bands, I think the black leather loop is the only band I'd get for the stainless steel as well - though that blue looks pretty attractive, and so does the brown. But I don't really like the milanese, and $550 CAD for the link? I'll pass on that. So it comes down to the "premium" feel - which I think I can live without, and just get a black leather loop to slightly increase the feel of the watch. I'll still be up $100 (the leather loops cost $200 in Canada), and I don't think I'll miss the alternate coloured leather loops that much. Anyways, thought I would share my experience after owning both for others on the fence out there.