I personally ordered white b/c I've had black 3G and 4 and wanted a change. However, I still ordered a skin. I think this is definitely a wise move for the black/slate with potential scuffing issue. For those who don't want a case to hide their sweet looking new iPhone 5, look into a clear skin. I've always used BSE - www.bestskinsever.com and have had their stuff on every generation of iPhone and my MacBook and MacBook Air. IMHO they are way better than BodyGuardz and still better and cheaper than Zagg. $5.94 right now is what I ordered my iPhone 5 skin for, but I think their price goes up to $7.99 soon. I only get the back skin which comes with the back piece and side strips. I use an SGP crystal film for the screen. The only downside is that the skin will cover the back and sides most likely, but not the beveled edges. Unless they change their design and wrap it. But that will still keep the back from getting marked up.