I handled the Griffen portfolio at BB when I got my gen 2. I thought it was very flimsy and cheap and not worth $40. I'll continue to use my original Apple case till the booqpad Agenda arrives. When I got the Apple case last year (it shipped a couple of weeks after the iPad itself, remember?) I thought it was a ripoff at $40. A year later, it's holding up beautifully and protected my gen 1 wonderfully. The Griffen, though, looked ready to fall apart on the rack.