I had the same problem, but found the Otter Box and love it. There are three versions, I have the Commuter, it has a silicone inside but a hard place outer layer so that it still slides in and out of my pocket easy. I have dropped my phone several times with the case on and it's done a great job of protecting my phone.
New EVO 4G, but we're looking for cases and aren't really finding
anything we like. There HAS to be some good stuff out there, but besides
Amazon, we're not really sure where to look. Most stuff that comes up
in a search seems kinda sketchy.
Also, is a clear plastic screen cover really necessary?