I've had my Pearl for several weeks now, and I love it more and more every day!
I'm a long time Blackberry user. My first BB was a 7230, and I treated it like a tool. It's got scratches all over the screen and body. I never bothered to use the holster and threw it in my bag / pockets whenever I wasn't using it.
For some reason with this Pearl it's very different. I put on a generic screen protector on it the day I got it, and after I got the BSE skins, I applied it and love it with the BSE.
After a couple of days with the BSE, I put the old generic screen protector on top of the BSE, to double protect the screen. I am really OCC about keeping this Pearl mint forever LOL!!
I've spent a ton of time on this site researching the 8100 and applying the tips I've found here. Thanks for the great tips here!!