Ask yourself how many (rigid!) screens can withstand a similar drop. Not many. Then, ask yourself if it is actually a wise to place a phone all the time in your back pocket while sitting. Basic common sense, amigo.
You also could have used a third party to repair the screen for less $. We are done here...
Brazilian resident, I exchanged my old Iphone 5S for a new unblocked Iphone 6 Plus for approximately U$500.
To start, the battery life was considerable shorter (especially with some apps open) and the Iphone 6 Plus BENDS if you leave it in your back pocket when sitting for longer periods of time.
The worse, it was supposed to be more robust. On the contrary, its extremelly fragile. I dropped from a 1 meter height (3.3feet) and the front panel was completely damaged/crashed. Went to the Apple store in Brazil who wanted to charge me also $456 (1.400 reais) to repair/replace it. Took it to an Apple Store in London/UK and they wanted to charge me $364 (GBP249) to repair/replace it.
Not only, the quality of this new Iphone 6 Plus is poor - but now Apple want to charge ridiculous high fees to repair an Iphone.
Do not recommend this product to anyone.