As for the case, I'm very happy with it. It's very well made, very stylish (IMO), seems as though it will take great care of my phone, and although it does add thickness to the phone, it's not nearly as thick and cumbersome as I had been anticipating. So that's a plus!
The only issue I had to get around was the fact that I actually do use the lanyard strap on my DX, and this case does not leave any access to the lanyard at all. No biggie, I simply cut a small slit in the rubber, pushed the lanyard through it, and everything was fine.
It's worth mentioning that everything fit just fine with the extended battery and door on, but I wound up taking the battery door off anyway just because with this case on the battery isn't going anywhere!!! I WOULD DEFINITELY recommended this case to anyone on the fence about it. It doesn't have a kick stand unfortunately, but besides that it's really, really nice.
I got the maroon. And in my opinion the maroon exo-skelleton against the black rubber looks great!