Whenever I buy anything new it doesn't leave the music store unless I have a cover on it. After a few years and I trade in for something new, my rig looks better than the new. I even put rubber pads between my cabs when I stack them so they don't leave footprints in the cabs tolex. My bass, don't even go there. After a gig, I just about do a total car detail on it before it goes back in the case. The case must have over 10 coats of Armorall on it. How anal am I?