Wear it Well
But, and this is a big ‘but’, I do like the over all look — the patina — of a well used and scratched up device. When I hand over my old iPhone to my wife I look at it and know that I used it, I know that the device was mine.
No one likes to get hurt, but everyone loves to tell stories about scars. The analogy seems, if I may indulge Mr. Brooks, to carry over to all facets of our lives. I never like to see extensions of myself damaged, however, I wear my pride on my sleeve when I can recount all of the trials we've faced together.