Was home sick the other day and was poking around looking for apps to waste my time with. Came across Google Gesture Search. Allows you to draw letters on the screen with your finger to search. I love it! I have 2,000+ contacts so it's not very fast to scroll through names and I have big fingers so it's not easy to type with the Droid upright. So I always have to rotate my Droid and hope it switches orientation (doesn't do it all of the time). Basically, it's a PITA.
With Gesture Search I just write the letter of the first (or last) name and I get a narrowed-down list of contacts. Very cool!