Including the two Canon G point and shoots I had, a 30D, a 60D and now a 5D3, I never put a scratch on any of the screens...until the 5D3 was a week old! Fortunately, I had a Vello screen protector on it. The LCD underneath is completely undamaged. It's not like one intentionally scratches their camera. But accidents DO happen. It's cheap insurance, in my book.