As the title suggests, I use google for damn near everything. Calendar, Voice, Contacts, Gmail... I love it. I have an extensive amount of stuff up on my google account, which makes going for a droid seem like a no brainer. I just have a few questions that my searches haven't revealed to me. First, all the contacts I want are already on google, but I'd like to use facebook to update statuses. Does facebook necessarily HAVE to sync contacts (I don't want the hassle of merging or deleting people if I don't have to) or can the app run independently of the sync feature. The droid will be my second smartphone. I am someone who was doing a lot of travelling overseas, so right now I have an unlocked, winmobile 6.5 HTC Dash that is far from perfect, but does the job. However, this started my love affair with smartphones. Having access to the net and email everywhere is the big appeal. Especially since I am gmail based, thats whats pushing me towards the droid. My normal phone when I'm back in the states (which will be for good starting Dec 11) is an LG flip phone with little to no "smart" functions. I barely am able to check my email. So that being said.. Notifications, how are they handled on the droid? The Dash I have has a nice home screen that displays unread messages and text messages. I'm hoping its similar in droid? I hate ringtones, are there a variety of vibrate patterns for droid? Or will I have to cave and enable sounds to hear it (which will ultimately be a traditional ringing noise if necessary). What advice would you give to a firsttime user of android? I own and iTouch, the droid isn't going to be loaded with music or stuff, its really going to be an information center. I do public relations for an Emergency Medical Service (as well as work as an emt), so being able to grab news, gps locations, google street view, and the like will come in handy. I also will try to figure out how to use our exchange server to sync with that... we'll see though. Thanks!