Indeed, function over form. I'm not a girl/homo so I don't care if my phone looks pretty. It just has to be black and not a brick.
I have dropped my Nexus-S 4G too many times, it bangs on the floor, back cover flies off, and battery pops out. I pick up, piece it all together, and turn it on, and ZERO problems, works like a charm again. Sure the phone has a few scratches, but it works like the day I bought it.
My Brother dropped his iPhone4 once, it shattered the back, had to take in for repairs, and was not cheap. Now he has some huge bulky case around it.