Initially, I liked the case better than the Logitech Keyboard case (too thick) for the 10.5. I am currently using a blend of the 2. For normal, carry around to meetings (using pencil to take notes), I just have the UAG case. When I want to do heavy typing (like I am currently, I attach the Logitech keyboard to the IPad and start typing. (The keyboard still attaches and works great. As such, here are my thoughts on this case by itself.
Feel - 5 Nice feel with a great grip. I know that my chances of dropping this is minimal. Sometimes, I need to put under arm while I use both hands, and it stays put. I will hold it while walking and if I bump my arm against a wall, door, etc, it is not easy to let go.
Logitech (and I assume Apple's) keyboard still attaches if needed for extended typing.
Design - 1 or 5 depending on use. 1 - Laying flat on Desk: Note taking. Using the pencil heavily for taking notes where you lay this case on a flat surface. The pencil securing clip causes the back part to be unbalanced. As such, when taking note, your palm can lift up, then touch the IPad again and it impacts the way the note taking apps work. You bring up extra menus which slow down note taking. I had to put some "feet" that I picked up at Home Depot on select spots to prevent this.
If UAG could find a way to make the pencil holder thinner so that the case can lay flat in a future version, that would be AWESOME!
I give it a 5 if you just hold it in your hand and view web, draw with one hand while holding with other hand, or lying in bed watching videos.
I do like that the IPad goes to sleep when closing the lid and the magnetic flap securing strap. It is easy to just swing the lid close and the flap swings around and magnetically secures the lid closed.
Since I am a heavy note taker, the unbalanced issue is a deal breaking. I just started using the IPad for taking notes and did not realize what was causing me to have pop up menus (since I had not used Note Taking Apps before) when I was taking notes. It was too late to return it to Best Buy due to the time lag between time of purchase and this discovery.
I will give it to family/friend if they are in need of such a case for their particular use.