I've had expensive cars before (or at least they were expensive for me). Door dings, curb rash on the wheels, some scuffs on the bumpers when you BUMP things...sure, they aren't pleasant, but they happen. And IME, I'm WAY more nervous worrying about getting the first one then I am about any that follow About a year ago I returned a leased car. It had a variety of scratches, all of which were deemed normal wear & tear. So is there a particular reason why there are so many people here talking about PPF/Ceramic for their car? Is it just because this is an enthusiasts site with a bunch of hardcore car folks? Or is there a particular concern with the quality/reliability of the paint job from Tesla? I don't think it would really prevent any sort of serious damage to the body, and that's where I have concerns (seen S owners with looong waits for parts).