Well, seeing how you put like that, I will have to agree with you. I have the same case, as it was the only case out there and in stock when I got my phone. Disappointed at the lack of selection at that time I just bought what they had and told myself that I would "up grade " when others came on the market. But after having the case for just about a week now, I will have to admit that the case is not bad at all! You are correct, you can grip it easy with no slipping, dust doesn't collect on it, and yes the holes do line up just fine!