I'm worried about scratches and overall quality of the device
Which is better glass or plastic?
I'd be concerned about finger prints on the device as opposed to glass toughness. I clean my device with a damp cloth usually a squirt or two on a good micro fiber cleaning cloth with a typical LCD cleaner, non alcohol type. That gets all the finger junk of the non glass parts just fine, including the hard buttons.
Yes!! You should be worried about getting addicted to that huge, beautiful screen!! However I would not be too worried about the screen getting scratched. I've had my D1 since the second week of November and it has never had a screen protector and it resides in either my shirt pocket or my pants pocket all day long. On fishing trips it gets thrown in the tackle bag. It has no scratched/chips or permanent marks. Now, that doesn't mean that it can't get scratched, but it's a pretty tough piece of glass. They didn't name it "Baby Lamb" Glass now did they?? No, they named it GORILLA GLASS!!!
Baton Rouge, LA
Scratched my X in less than a week. I put an SGP protector on my new one. I'm not risking it anymore. Never had a problem with the Storm or Storm 2 but this screen got scratched by something.
At least I know the name of the glass on the phone now....I could not figure out what it was. And three weeks into the phone I got are hair line scratch. So what type of screen is scratch proof. I put on a film for this awesome screen(I work in a kitchen soo...)