This is my first day using the case and I'm in love. It is sturdy and it certainly protects your violin from any major blow or accident. On the other hand it is comfy when you carry it around. It is heavier than the light oblong cases. It stands up right and all my coworkers (I play in an orchestra) were in love with it. I think it is an ideal case for any teenager that plays violin and wants to rock his or her violin around, and also for any adult that still has a bit of a child inside (like me).