I wondered how long it would take you to discover the issues with the Platinum case. The case feels wonderful, it does protect it really well, and the case is very slim as well so it doesn't add much bulk to the phone. But as you mentioned button access (both for the volume risers and the camera button) on the side are very VERY difficult to reach. I have large thumbs and trying to raise/lower the volume while your in a call is damn near impossible. For that reason I had to give up on the case and stick with a silicon slip on case.