I just got a Sprint HTC Hero and since it is really my first high $ phone, I would like to protect it as much as possible without going overboard, since it is basically out-dated... Sad, but true! So, I am turning to the great wisdom of fellow phandroids for help. I did a search and found some threads for other phones, but none for the Hero, so I figured I would post this. I know a screen protector is a must, but which one? Anti-glare, scratch resistant (like Stealth Guard), privacy, mirror, finger print resistant, etc. Honestly, I would like one that provides all the features, but not sure if they are available or where to get one, and price. Pros/Cons of all. Also, which one tends to cause the most problems (if any) with the touch screen function? Case: I was originally looking at an Otterbox, but I would want the defender series with the belt clip, but they don't make one yet for the phone. So, I saw the metal cases with the screen cover that is on a hinge, the silicone case, plastic etc. I don't want a silicone case due to the nature of my job, and I would need something a little more rugged like the metal one. I had a metal one on an old HP PDA and it added quite a bit of bulk to the device and I am not sure if the phone ones do the same, or if it isn't really that big of a difference. However, I like the idea of the silicone case due to its ability of keeping the weather off like rain, dust, debris, etc. Is there a rugged case out there that also keeps the weather off? Pros/Cons of each case? Does anyone have any thoughts/suggestions or past dealings with these items. Keep in mind, I would still like to use a car dock/cradle to hold the phone and when in use as a gps and charging. I am sure that the case would have an impact on that, but, as long as it is fairly simple to remove the phone from the case, I wouldn't mind that much. Does any one restrict use of phone volume buttons, headphone jack, charging/sync port, etc? Thanks for your thoughts/comments!