No argument here, if you have a Pelican case that's a way to go for road warriors. They are much more expensive than a box and packaging though, so not everyone would buy something like this to ship their projector for repair one time. At least I would hope it doesn't break down so often that a case is worth the investment. ; ) By all means, if you have it, use it. In absence of a local dealer or DPI rep that has one you can use, the factory packaging isn't bad. That's how DPI ships them out via freight on original purchase and I haven't ever received one DOA due to package/shipping yet.