Google's idea is to subtract the things you carry, why carry a phone and a gps unit when you can have both in one? Although it doesn't beat my Garmin, i think it works great and it's not far from beating my Garmin. It recalculates fast and gives me pretty quick routes. It also gives me the ETA, which my Garmin doesn't and also provides traffic view, which my Garmin doesn't do also. The voice could use some work, sounds way too robotic and can be hard to understand. But Google definitely has something here. As for the way it routes, I don't go too many places im not familiar with, but routing seems more than good enough for me.
Besides, you have to pay upwards of $120 for some of these units, and those can be the lower end Garmins too, such as mine with no Traffic view or Landscape. GPS signal itself is free, it's the hardware and software you're paying for. The Droid is a phone first and a GPS second. Besides it's free and in beta, so can't whine about that. Expecting a beta software to replace a popular company software that's been in the game for years? No way that'll ever happen, but Google really does have a bright future from what I can see.
Droid is the ultimate package so far to me :bowdown: