I bought the smart case with the iPad2, but within a week got an Otter Box Defender case. It suited me better, as I may be a little rough with it (but haven't dropped it as yet) and i felt I could carry the iPad with more confidence. I do not need the military spec ruggedness of the griffin survivor case, and prefer to touch and see the lovely iPad screen in all its glory, so did not get a case with built in screen protector. Not fussed on looking fashionable, but as they say black goes with anything. The Otter Box does have it's flaws and those choosing a case you just have to pick the most suitable, and for my usage it was the defender case.