This whole thing with the locked bootloader reminds me of the PS1 debacle where the whole reason buying one became because you could mod it so easily. Along rolled the PS2 and you couldn't do jack to it and sales slumped. Sony wondered why.
Congrats on 10,000 posts, Hook!
Oh, and wouldn't it be cool if the Droid # series left the bootloader alone and the X/Pro/Etc series had MotoBlur and all the other eye-candy people think we want on our phones? It's not happening, but wouldn't it be great?