I understand that a ton of protective outerwear has been created for the Apple i-line, but shouldnt a minimum amount of rough-and-tumble be tolerated by products labeled as portable? I dont expect my HDTV to bounce back from a drop of a few feet, but how low have our consumer expectations fallen at this point? My old Treo 700p, along with the half-dozen other phones Ive owned, could be dropped, bounced, jostled and still survive handily. Any portable device, much less one that costs $400, ought to be able to deal with regular wear-and-tear—which includes dropping—as a matter of course. And they should be repairable for a reasonable sum (ie, not two-thirds of the purchase price).