Wow! The internet saves the day! You guys *rule*!
I took a chance and got one of those "Skin Digital" cases from Hong Kong via ebay for about $9 Canadian shipping included.
I just got it the other day, the seller had it packaged immaculately, and I cannot believe the quality. it fits the Kobo like a glove, is easy to put on and remove, has a wonderful tactile feel, and actually makes reading the device more comfortable in certain postures.
If I ever buy another Kobo, this is the case that will protect it! I feel like order another 2 of them just as backups!
Can't thank you guys enough, this case is head and shoulders above any I saw locally, even those priced 6-8 times more expensive!