I've now gone through a few handsets because of various issues. Knowing the last one would be replaced because of a bad earpiece I decided to go without a case and screen protector for a few days. I have to say it was pretty nice. The screen is so slick without a screen protector and generally quite a bit more resistant to fingerprints. It also feels perfect in the hand. The Seidio Innocase I have is about as small as you can get in a case and yet it still adds enough bulk to notice a difference. The only problem I have is that it seems a lot of dust and dirt seem to collect in the corners of the phone where the back snaps onto the body. And I noticed more dust was getting under the back cover when I wasn't using a case. That's a bit of a concern. I also know that the little chrome accents tend to scuff and scratch when you look at them the wrong way. And of course there is the issue of scratching the screen. Seems fairly unlikely with care. But it doesn't take but a tiny piece of sand or something to make a nice mark. Just wondering, for those of you who don't use a case or screen protector, how is your phone holding up overall? Any problems with dust in the phone? Any major screen scratches? Are the chrome accents looking pretty rough? I've had the model itself for a few months and don't feel quite as stressed about going naked. Time is flying fast anyway and i'll be up for another annual upgrade in December. Thanks.