I finally found the perfect case. I dont like carrying my phone in my pockets for many different reasons. So this left me with very little choices for cases. I like my phone on my belt, so at purchase time I bought the Shell / Holster combo. It was the best thing I could find at the time. The shell holster is great with two exceptions: 1 the phone is not protected at the top and bottom and 2 it slides out way to easily. My phone slipped out of the case while getting out of the car, and wouldnt you know it landed right in the unprotected bottom corner. So this morning I went to the verizon store and told them the story, and what do you know they actaully had a perfect solution. They sold me the red gradient case which offers full protection for the phone, and fits better in the holster than the case that came with the holster. I think I am now satisfied, full protection for the phone and it stays in the holster much better. I hope this helps others in my situation.