I've had this case for a few months and really like it. It's great quality and, as expected, only gets richer in color and more personalized (read: worn) as time weathers the leather. It's a nice, classic look. BUT, I have two issues. 1) I'm almost certain this case is filthy. Because of the leather and the dye, you can't truly clean it, and part of how it gets a nice, worn patina is by the oils (and dirt) from your hands transferring onto the case and getting pressed into the leather. You can't undo that. With a silicone case, you can really wipe it down with a cleanser without messing up the case. 2) Because of how worn the case becomes, it gets VERY slippery. Basically your hands (the oils, specifically) smooth it down over time. I felt like it was slippery out the box, but now that I've had it, it's even more slippery because of having handled it for a few months. It just means you're more likely to drop it.