>However, since receiving the D7100, I may forgo the screen >protector. Why? Because I suspect the only reason Nikon >didn't include a protector is because the glass built-in is >adequate for the job (Gorilla Glass). I have to believe >they'd go this way, or they'd have supplied something.
That was my reasoning for not getting a cover when I got my D3. After bouncing it around countless playing fields, so far it is unmarred. I suppose the jury is still out, though... it has been only five years.