I have the Ballistics case and have tried the otter box. I have the Ballistic with clip just because the phone is too big to put in my pocket. I dont know you some of you got a bad case or i just got lucky, I take my case apart to clean every weekend, I have no problems with the rubber stretching or coming out of the holes, if I want to put in pocket I can take the rubber off. The under case is plastic with no rubber, so sticking in my pocket is no problem. I know the cheaper version of the case has rubber with plastic around it but not on the corners. I dropped my infuse 10ft off ladder onto concrete, no damage to case or phone, bet you cant say that with the otter box. I use a screen protecter on my phone also, no bubble issue either. No button issues. I say Ballistics case all the way, but that my opinion.