sbiddle: Out of interest why do people still use screen protectors with gorilla glass? I've yet to see a single screen protector that doesn't affect the optical quality of a screen and/or the usability in bright conditions, and all of them increase the friction meaking it harder to quickly move your fingers, and also attract grease.
I'm by no means careful with my phone, and used to find plastic screens such as those on former Nokia's would be completely scratched within ~3 months without the use of a screen protector. With my last 2 gorilla glass phones the exact same use has resulted in no noticeable marks on the screens.
I'd personally never bother with a screen protector on a gorilla glass phone, and I'd also never buy another phone that didn't have gorilla glass. The only caveat of it is that impact damage will completely trash a gorilla glass screen.
I agree, or to be truthful I want to agree! My 4S is naked now due to hassles getting the protector on, but it is much nicer to use as you said. I also felt my 4 which had a really good protector seemed to get more smudgy nowadays. Given that I have the phone in a case that is a bumper type with a back, so the edges of the case are raised over the screen, and I transport it in a passport zipup I will stay with no protector.