why hide it away when you can use a transparent cover? minimum price here is $1 and some cents for a transparent case, well if you really are a trendy one, then you go buy those expensive cases that has the same durability with the cheap ones
this is not the first smartphone anyway that has a gloss-like cover, fanboys just can't seem to get off Apple's ass
Just buy a transparent case from ebay but yeah you wont feel the metal in your hands
Jet Black seems to be in response to the gloss Samsung has with glass. They did a pretty good job getting metal to look like that.
Not sure about that "never seen on an Apple phone before" part... You guys might've forgotten how 3G/3GS looked :P