This is NOT a bounce proof, drop proof otterbox, and it doesn't claim to be. It is just what it says it is. Is $20 too much to pay to make your K. Fire beautiful? Only you can answer that. For me, coordinating the skin and the leather protector Splash cover was just plain fun. Everytime I slide the Fire out of it's case to show it to someone and they go "O-O-OH..that is just beautiful!" we BOTH appreciate the skin. Then, when they see the hi def aps, movies, etc it leaves most people drooling for their own Fire. Just like I did when I first picked one up. To each his own, but I haven't had so much fun for $199 EVER! I'm not a kid....66 yrs young ;-)...but not too old to find joy in small things. And let's face it, most of life's joys ARE in the every day things, since huge life changing moments are, for most of us, rare.