Use protection. Your mother has been trying to tell you this since the time you were 16, but it finally took a $400 iPhone to make it really sink in. And with a replacement cost somewhere between get another job and sell a kidney, protection finally makes sense. As opposed to the standard rubber, neoprene, or plastic, go with polycarbonate, Napa leather, and metallic finishes. You might not be able to put the iSkin Enigma on all your junk, but it will look great on your iPhone.