Originally Posted by 5280Man
Besides, I think you can buff out scratches in the glass. If I'm wrong on that would someone please correct me. And scratches from sand would be so minor you wouldn't see them with the glass that close to the actual screen that is producing the colors and light.
Just my $.02
That said, a scratched screen of any type would drive me nuts.....
I put screen protectors on any 'touch' device I buy just because a screen protector is a lot easier to replace than a screen and personally don't find them intrusive (if you buy a good quality one).
In the end as long as people know the risks (e.g. Gorilla glass can be scratched), I could care less whether they use a protector or not (e.g. personal choice).