For kicks, I thought I'd find out what cases you guys are planning on getting. I haven't decided yet. The plan I'm going with now is to see what Gamestop has in person when I pick up my pre-ordered Vita. But I like to browse around first so I know what all the options are to prevent me thinking what Gamestop has are my only choices. Who knows? Maybe Gamestop will have all the case options on launch day.
The only experience I have to go off of is the leather case I had for my GBA SP. It was made by Pelican, now called PDP. I always thought the case was superb. The fit was perfect. It felt nice. It wasn't cumbersome. It never wore out. Because of that, I'm keen on purchasing one of these cases.
However, I like MadCatz stuff, too, because of their controllers. They have an armor shell. [EDIT: removed game cartridge case]
Sony has a travel pouch and carrying case. The first edition bundle also includes an exclusive case. I saw someone post pictures and point out that that exclusive case pushes the shoulder buttons in while the system is in the case.
I'm not looking for a right or wrong answer, or for someone to make my decision for me... just wondering what you fellas are all getting.