I have been reading posts concerning droid batteries running out of power, many of these posts lay the blame on various applications. Everyone seems to have his favorite whipping boy.
I have had the droid since day one and have not been a big one for installing apps or using my gps. I have always kept my gps turned off. Anyway, I have not had any issues with battery life, I have been very happy with the performance of my droid and its battery. A couple of days ago I heard of the google sky app and being a star watcher I installed it. This installation prompted me to turn on my gps so I did. Well, since turning on the gps, my battery has a life of about 3 hours. The gps is probably the culprit in 80% of the complaints of short battery life. I no longer leave that gps on except when I am using it. This act of switching off the gps solved my problem and I wonder if it would do the same for most people with battery life complaints.
(For what it is worth)