Yes. My phone was 400 fucking dollars, I'd be completely insane to not throw down an extra 50 to make sure the screen doesn't shatter. To be fair though, I'm a lot harder on my phone than the average person; I have it in my pocket at work and I work a physical job, so yeah...
I work at an amusement park and constantly see the horrible state phones can end up in when they are left to the elements. And even if I didn't, I'm still not going to leave something that fragile and expensive without protection.
Also, I went with the Lifeproof case almost entirely because it has a built in screen protector. Getting bubbles in the ones you put on yourself drives me insane. I can't deal with it. That it's water and shock resistant is a plus.
Used to for a year till I realized how bulky it felt. Now I go raw(with screen protector of course,what monster doesn't) and I love the lightness/thinness of it. Dropped it more than a few times and it's still fine so not sure how some screens will crack after a single drop.
No, but I probably should buy one since she screen has started to scuff up a bit after less than a year in use. And I've always hated the way screen protectors feel, so no I won't be using one.
@bigjeffrey Don't believe the Gorilla glass hype. I've got the same phone and like I said my screen already has a crack in the corner and some light scratches and impact marks. Except for the crack I don't know how I've managed to scratch the screen since I only keep it on my desk or in my pocket with nothing else in there. And picking the white model really shows off scratches in the back plastic as well.
Yes, and I'm ashamed. My girlfriend bought me a black Speck case for the iPhone 5. I've kept it on out of a sense of duty. Ordinarily, I love the design of the device itself and feel like I'm betraying the designers by wrapping it in a condom. My iPhone 3 was run over by a car without any cracks or scratches, so I have some sense of duty to the device. It should be fine on its own, or be returned/replaced. But I'm a reluctant convert. Inside the case, I feel much more comfortable when the phone gets dropped off my desk, or using the rubber borders to keep it from sliding off my nightstand after a night of fitful, earbud-included sleep. Thought I love the naked form factor, I'm now comfortably in the sheathed majority.