Are Droids still user friendly/customizable without hacks or tweaks?
I have an upgrade available this month, and will be sticking with Verizon as my provider. Over the past few weeks I've been doing a lot of reading and have decided that it will be between an iPhone or a Droid.
I bought my wife an iPhone 4 through Verizon when it came out, have been messin with it on occasion, and have similar gripes as most people regarding Apple's stranglehold on their content...but for what it does, it does well.
After sifting through several news sites and blogs, I found this site and have been reading about all the cool things people have done with their Droids. But, while I consider myself pretty tech savvy, I do not want to buy a phone that I can only enjoy after I completely dissect and recreate it in my vision...basically, using computers as a reference, I enjoy the freedoms of a PC over a Mac any day, but I would always use Windows over Linux (but I don't want a Windows phone lol, confused yet?).
So my main question is, will I be missing out on all the cool Droid perks if I just use it out of the box? My eyes hurt from reading and searching so much info over the past couple of weeks, and I feel like I've been sprinting to catch up with all the hype that's occurred this year lol.
I'm debating between getting a Thunderbolt now, or waiting for a Bionic, Revolution, or X2...