I use go sms it allows for more options and you can change the way it looks.
sent from my squidroid 2
As gflam pointed out, alot of us have themes running and the customization on handsent allows you to match up pretty closely to the theme in colors.
Thats why many of us use it. Plus the LED assignments and colors make it usefull in identifying people
The only reason I use Handcent is so I can lock a message so that when I empty or delete threads I wont lose the locked messages. I haven't been able to find how to do that with the stock app on my Droid2
(Sent from my Droid2 while driving)
Now, let's all look behind us and see where the line was.
My hypocrisy knows no bounds.
On the D1 I used Handcent for the appearance. The new Tbolt message app looks good IMO. I am not sure if its the same on other HTC phones but I def like the stock one on the Tbolt.