I bought the one with the kickstand too off of eBay. Pretty happy with it. Originally bought a black silicone case, and it fit like a glove...at first...after 3 weeks it was loose at the top and bottom and that was pretty annoying. An eBay search and $10 bucks later I got the one with the kickstand.
It feels good in my hand and feels sturdy. You do need the tool to get it off or some kind of substitute though. You are right about needing a different charger...I upgraded from an Optimus V and that cord fits just fine. Trying to plug in headphones is a little harder but can be done. I contacted the seller, and asked if his vendor had any other colors (such as black/red or black/blue) but no dice...only black/black; white/black; and black/hot pink)...so I went with the black/black one. I am a little afraid that the kickstand is going to break some day...so just be careful. (Made in China after all).