I went with the One X (Sprint LTEvo), my brother with the SGS3.
One thing we have in common besides a love of old radio shows and Android was the strong impression that these new phones are so thin and light that they feel like a gentle breeze will waft them from our mitts and send them floating around like paper airplanes.
To me, the sexiest, most elite appearance in a phone comes from the way I roll. Rather than the thin dress-watch look, it's a type of fashion styling that I like to call Soviet Tractor Contempo.
So I went with the Otterbox Defender. (If I could outboard galoshes on it, I would.
It's not for everyone, but for those that think like me, that's beauty.
Sorry about the drop, happy for you that the damage was merely cosmetic.