FWIW, the faux leather is very, very appealing... as Paris would say, 'Now that's hot'. Seriously one of the best features of the new device. It's much better than the faux rubber on the edges of the Curve... let's hope the leather doesn't wear off as quickly as the Curve's rubber.
...and I would highly recommend protection (not a rubber) for your Bold. One scratch in that leather back and it won't look so elegant anymore.