The cover has been great. One of the biggest reasons I can think of is protecting the screen. I had a generation 3 Kindle and the biggest issue I had was not having a screen protector and case. I learned quickly that this is not a complementary tool, but essential in being equipped and keeping a Kindle in the best condition possible.Beyond the cases functionality, which was the primary reason on purchase, is the look. After three years the leather cover is still in quality condition. In a public place or a meeting this black case has gone well with the portfolios I have used and easily blends into the white collar atmosphere.I am pleased with the product and when I upgrade my Kindle I will certainly get another leather case to keep the screen safe, the Kindle from getting scratched up, and have a case that is versatile and blendable to any environment.