I knew that will get your attention. This is my first mac and I went all out. To protect my mbp, I purchased a sleeve from incase and had ordered moshi shell that was set for store pickup. The sleeve was delivered to me and I've been using it for the past 2 weeks. I purposely delayed picking up the shell, but I'm heading to the apple store to pick up my ipad air tonight. I wanted your feedback on the need for a shell. I carry my mbp in the sleeve and it's worked so far. At home, I use my mb mainly on my bed/desk and it's clean enough that I don't have a risk of scratches. I'm a consultant and move my laptop around during a workday - meetings, presentations, different desks, airports, planes, etc. It's only 2 weeks and obviously there are no scratches. Are these really prone to scratches that it's worth protecting right now. I like the look of the naked mac, but would rather protect it if needed. Please let me know. BTW, I got the black case.