Gig bag for the win for me. I move around in urban areas with the guitar. I rather carry the gig bag like a back pack then struggle with a flight case in my hand. Plus a flight case in the hand mmake it hard to use the smartphone in a proper manner. A few scratches and dents don't mean a thing to me, it's only a guitar. I don't need that new look guitar, and I never polish it.
Maybe that is why I am not getting better?