Indeed, and there are plenty of slim covers available.From what I can hear to me it is not worth splashing nearly double the amount on a steel version. Especially since I assume that the average lifespan of an AW is about 5 years. It might be better investing on a slim AW cover (if one exists) instead.
How about in terms of deals? Are there any? Does AW come bundled with other Apple stuff such as headphones/laptops/phones/etc?
AW doesn’t usually come bundled with anything else, you’d be best off keeping an eye on HUKD for any retailer offers, Very usually have new customer discount offers, or you could buy vouchers in the classifieds for your preferred retailer to save some cash.