Personally I have dropped mine from about 4 feet 10+ times. I have squashed it with my sofa twice, only the weight of me while I was reclining. It was up under the edge of my sofa. And have gone through one faceplate, it had a two inch crack starting from the top of the faceplate and curving down. In fact the screw at the bottom of both my first and second faceplates is just there for looks because the ring of plastic the screw goes through is destroyed.
Yet it still runs like a champ. Although if you look at my screen from an angle you will see a darkened spot from it being squashed. I have had it since Christmas of 2005.