Ooh, look at how pretty the phone is. Metal or glass back, all shiny and perfect. But wait, we don't want it to get scuffed up. And the screen is breakable. Let's swaddle the phone in layers of third party protective cases so they don't break the moment you look at them finny. What's the point in having the thinnest, lightest phone on the market if the eggshell delicacy makes it so incredibly vulnerable? As far as my personal opinion goes, the iphone is an amazing piece of software and the responsiveness of the touchscreen is great but as far as durability goes, blackberry 7250 for the win. You could drop those suckers off a roof and they'd come up smiling. RIM totally screwed up by making their units like everyone else on the market rather than sticking with and reinforcing success. I'd be happy if Apple would release a ruggedized version of their phones to go along with the vulnerable, eggshell model. Build the damn battery into the case if you have to but make it twice as big, put more cushioning into the case, rubberized exterior. Hell yes I'm willing to take the extra bulk and weight if it means I can drop the phone and it'll come up smiling.