Update - 08/21/11: I originally posted (See Below) when first receiving the case and it was used for one day. We are now in day 4 and the case is an absolute wreck. The minor/major flaws (See Below) have become worse with new ones. First of all, the silicone/rubber is flaking off. Second, the built in screen protector came off the case and a stick-on had to be put on the phone. Third, somehow the plastic surrounding the phone has warped... the phone fits loose in the case now. What seemed like a good idea in the beginning (See Below) was a time-bomb waiting to go off... well, it has. It is not even worth sending back just to receive another one. Buyer Beware! Believe me... I will be from now on. Sorry Gumdrop! You have dropped the ball! Great looking design and concept, shabby materials! Originally gave 4 stars... know being dropped to one.
New Review - 08/17/11: The Gumdrop case is semi-tough with multiple layers of protection. Comparable to Otterbox/Ballistic/Speck cases. Not as tough as Seidio or Griffin tough cases.
Now to the Gumdrop Drop Case. The packaging was perfect. When opening the box I was met with four parts including the belt clip. Since this case has its own screen protector I had to remove the one from my phone due to the "good old oil slick" we have become accustomed to with the Otterbox. Once the screen protector was off, the oil slick still showed, but not as bad. Installing the phone: it took a little while to secure the silicone (which feels more like rubber) around the case. Once completed I found three minor & one major flaw.
(Major Flaw): When taking a picture with the flash, you see a blotch of very light gray from the case. The cut out appears to be big enough to avoid any type of shadowing, but it doesn't. I tried taking several pictures and see the blotch in everyone.
(Minor Flaws): The silicone/rubber that covers the charge port does not stay secure, it flops out. My suggestion to Gumdrop would be to attach a rubberized tab to the flap to fit into the charge port to secure it better. The second flaw is the fit around the screen area of the phone. The case has a similar groove line to the Otterbox that the silicone/rubber has to be massaged into. Once completed, the silicone/rubber has way too much movement... not tight enough. Last but not least, the belt clip felt a little flimsy. At least the hinge is metal and not plastic. The clip secures the phone similar to the Otterbox. I put the Gumdrop case into my Seidio holster and it fits with no problem. Since the phone fit, I will be using the Seidio holster since I feel it is better secured.
Overall... I feel this is a great attempt by Gumdrop. Besides the minor flaws, I really think they have a hit with this case. Hopefully they will make a better silicone/rubber exterior and fix the major and minor problems I mentioned. If they do, I will not hesitate to buy a new one for the iPhone 5 when it comes out.
I hope this review helps anyone looking for a rugged case that prefers an open face.