Locked bootloaders don't really bother me anymore as my need to flash constantly has gone away. When the desire hits I tinker with my Nexus 7. I have come to a point that as long as I can root I am perfectly happy. My phone is always my daily driver and I don't like to tinker too much and end up out of commission with a bad flash or ROM. With that being said I still prefer Moto phones over any other. But their offerings over the last few years have become, for lack of a better word, boring. Both in hardware and software. Hopefully the new X will refresh the Moto line and bring something fresh and new.