I lurked here for two weeks as a "free" out of contract cell user who had to buy 5 phones for my entourage and wanted to buy them all at once to minimize my two year damage. I was trying to decide between the droid and the iphone. I also lurked on some iphone sites. Well, guess where I went? Love my droid. Thanks to all for being so upfront and helpful that the decision was a fairly easy one. No apple ghetto for me!