Case: First off, the case fits snug and feels great in the hand. It gives the phone just enough heft and grip to hold comfortably, while still keeping the phone very light and slim. The Fascinate is so thin that even with the case, it is now about the size of some other smart phones without a case -___-. Yes, the flushness of the buttons with the case is just slightly annoying, but I'm already used to it and it works fine. I actually prefer the cutouts because I deactivated my lock screen so sometimes the screen would turn on and apps would sometimes be turned on when moving around in my pocket, but not anymore. Screen Protector: I tried the ZAGG invisible shield for about a week, I couldn't stand the ugly rainbow streaks underneath the protector, orange peel effect, and tackiness of the material. It also seemed very hard to put on and the installer at best buys drenched my brand new Fascinate in water while applying it, without even taking out the battery or turning the phone off.. You will see from the pictures below that the screen protector is completely invisible, smooth with no orange peel, and very slick feeling, about 95% as good as the glass itself. Honestly if there weren't any cutouts at the top, even I wouldn't be able to tell there is a screen protector on. Also, I installed it myself in my first try in about 10 seconds, no air bubbles whatsoever. Just make sure you clean the screen well first. Total cost was about $30 for the case, $10 for the screen protector, $7 for shipping: ~$47 IMO it's worth it.