Obviously discounting the master stroke you see above, there are a lot of pretty horrible cases out there. In fact, some would even go so far as to say that the entire genre is inherently flawed. But in reality, iPhones scratch far too easy—having a case is a necessary evil. Which is why we ask you, dear readers, is there anything halfway decent out there to cover our coming crop of new toys?

Because in keeping with tradition, cases are already coming out in droves, but the iPhone 6 plus, in particular, presents a bit of a problem. Bigger phones mean bigger cases, which ultimately translates to a bigger eyesore. We want our phones to be sleek—and safe. Have you seen any happy mediums out there? Or are we doomed to stylistic sin for the sake of our own peace of mind?