I've had my case for about 8 months now. The case is wonderful but as it gains the patina you expect, you are perhaps not prepared for the deterioration of the corners of the case that hold the phone in. It has become a bit unreliable.
It is generally well made but I take my phone out every day to pop it in an armband for the gym and the grip of the corners is starting to weaken. It has fallen out a few times although this has been over a carpeted floor or in the car. If it happens when I'm out, I'm looking at a shattered screen. I'm about to buy a replacement. There is no better looking case, it just a shame I need to remove my phone often. If you don't need to remove the phone, don't; the case will last much longer.