So I have purchased four Otterbox Defender series cases, but I have always had the same problem. After a while of use (I use the case all day everyday), the built- in screen protector begin to scratch VERY easily. I know many other people have these problems too. I realize that there's not much Otterbox can do to fix this because I've never seen a screen protector that doesn't scratch. However if you don't like scratches, I recommend the commuter series, which enables you to change out the screen protector, whereas with the defender you can't easily remove it.
I bought the defender series Otterbox for my iPod touch and I was totally satisfied with it! Actually I love to just drop my iPod for the heck of it because it won't break. However one day I dropped it (on accident) and the screen hit a rock. Now there isn't a scratch, crack, or dent on the iPod itself, but there is a little dent in the screen protecter at the site where the rock hit it. The dent is tiny and not really noticeable so I won't complain about it. I own the case in viola and while I love that color scheme, I adore all the new colors Otterbox has released! I will defiantly be purchasing another case!!
I'll admit it, I'm the ultimate Otterbox hoarder. I own several cases for my iPhone 4s and my iPad and iPod touch, but they're all defender series. One day I was browsing the Otterbox website and came across the commuter series iPhone case in "envy", which is a brown and grey colored case. I own a white iPhone 4s and the reason I bought a white one is because I like the white color of it. The defender series cases all cover the body of the iPhone, which while it severely protects the phone, it also covers up the stylish color. I purchased the case and was happy with it for awhile, until one day I was putting it into my pocket and it fell flat on the floor. The screen had an awful crack in the middle and it looked like a spider web across the screen. Obviously I bought a new iPhone, but I never put it inside my commuter series envy colored Otterbox.
I purchased this case for my iPad 3 and adore it. I have it in the dark blue and black pattern and it looks wonderful! I frequently drop my iPad and this case has protected it flawlessly! I've read some reviews that were complaining about the screen shield giving off a glare, and I can't say I haven't had this issue, but I don't personally think it effects the iPad so badly that it needs to be removed. Overall this is a great case and totally worth the buy!!