I enjoyed the G12 while it lasted. Had it in a softcase, placed it on the seat of my motorcycle for a moment, bumped it with my arm and it fell to the ground (my fault) and the flip out screen never worked again. The seat height is 32 inches. The quote to fix it was almost half the price of a new one. Yikes. Let's hope the G15s are built a little tougher.
Maybe next time, you can secure a belt bag (wear it of course), leave it there when you're not using and wear the neck strap whenever you want to use it. For me, I treat my photography equipment like a fragile glass. Sure, it's a little bit awkward but at least I can still use it the next day. Anyway, I sure hope G15 will kick-ass.
I think if I had a think crystal wine glass in a padded camera case and it fell 32 inches, it would remain intact without breaking. Cameras are simply tools to me and I've beat them up all over the world for 30+ years. My 7D and 5D are built pretty tough...no problems there. As far as neck straps and belt bags...they don't work with my kind of motorcycle riding. Padded cases should do the trick. Hey, I love Canon stuff...bought my first AE1 back in 1976 and owned Canon products ever since...