So I got a new case today.
I had had this one before:Amazon.com: Diztronic Matte Back Black Flexible TPU Case for LG Nexus 5 - Retail Packaging: Cell Phones & Accessories
and it was okay, was a little more bulky than I had hoped and very flexible which made it difficult for me to pull out of my pocket because the edges would pull way from the phone. TPU cases are hit and miss and this one certainly wasn't bad but wasn't working for me.
The new case, The Spigen Ultra Slim version with clear plastic: Amazon.com: [360° PROTECTION] Spigen Google Nexus 5 Case Slim [Ultra Fit] [Crystal Shell] *JAPANESE BASE PET FILM* FREE Screen Protector + Premium Clear Hard Case for Nexus 5 - Crystal Shell (SGP10650): Cell Phones & Accessories
This thing is fits like a glove and I like that it showcases the white pack of my phone very clearly. aside from edges being less than smooth (not something I care about) it provides the protection, usability and look that I was searching for.