I'm digging my Droid X Bigtime! I have had NO problems with this phone at all. Once I figured out the battery issues, I get really good life out of the battery. As a phone, it works very well. That was my main criteria. I needed a good phone. This gets great reception, I never lost a call, and is crystal clear. I don't have the volume problems either. (Knock on wood!)
smartphones are especially prone to bugs when released so no matter what if you want a new smartphone you will get bugs. it comes with the territory of being the first to buy it. all that we can hope for is that these issues will get resolved which most will when froyo is released next month. if you think droid x has good battery life now then wait until froyo. it can only get better
The first DX I had did have a hardware/software charging issue (not sure which, but Verizon sent me a brand new replacement) and this phone has been flawless! I get great battery life with it for heavy usage most of the time, and it well lasts me the 14-16 hours I am up and when I do plug it in at night, its usually still got 40% battery life after that amount of time with heavy texting, heavy internet browsing, game playing and even music playing occasionally. As of right now, I have sent a few text messages and the battery indicator is still showing 100% after 3.5 hours - granted I have not been using it has hard today as I do most days, but still, that's not bad in my opinion for turning display on to send and read text messages (total of 20-30 in that 3.5 hours). I do not run a task killer or system monitoring app, just let the phone do its own thing, and so far, I can't complain. It is snappy, smooth running and rarely am I able to slow it down by heavy usage at one time. I use LP Plus, dolphin HD browser and Handcent for my text messages. I would say go get the phone, I don't regret it, even with that DOA I had first. I do believe this will be a phone that will last me a long time instead of me wanting the next best thing that comes out in three months.... I am thoroughly comfortable with this phone and LOVE the huge screen! Just my $.02......
There are a few known issues, as reported on some sites, and the answer by Google to each has been that an update will be crafted and sent via ota to the phones. A great number of the posts you see here and other forums of people reporting "issues" is actually operator error. Go read a thread titled "2.2 is a disaster" if you want to see what I mean. The op's definition of "disaster" is mainly that a font color is not to his liking.
Go read any forum dealing with any technical device and you will see the same thing. There will be people decrying the device as awful and yet there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people that are totally happy, but you don't see them posting about not having any issues. You only see the bad, in most cases. Get the phone, you will love it.
Baton Rouge, LA