I received the Ballistic SG Maxx Case on Saturday.
Its great for a more rugged cas, but I still prefer my UAG for everyday type of use.
It definitely will provide more protection than the UAG Case because of the 3 layers and Huge Bumpers.
It doesn't bulk up the phone like the Otterbox Defender so I really like that!
The added bulk and weight that it does add to the phone came as a pleasant surprise though.
It makes the phone feel alot more sturdy and solid in the hand.
(I for one hate the build quality of the S4. Light and flimsy)
As for the Rigid (optional) Screen protector it comes with....eh...
It will do what it's supposed to if used, but unless I'm in an extreme situation,
I'll never use it.
It's a fingerprint magnet, and really ruins the clarity of your screen,
just like all the Rigid screen protectors from all the different rugged cases.
I do think the Ballistic case is the way to go if you want really solid protection,
and don't want to be carrying around a brick all day.
I also feel its the best looking case when compared to the Otterbox Defender or Trident Kraken.