So I've been torn between the Droid X and the Fascinate for about a week now. I've been reading all up and down these forums and through tons of reviews, and I'm leaning toward the Droid. However, there are a few questions still lingering that I havn't seen answered outright that I want solid answers to before I commit to a phone for 2 years.
First, I've read that the Droid X has a locked bootloader....whatever that means. Clearly this hasn't stopped the phone from being rooted, but does it cause any hindrances when doing stuff with the phone that Verizon/Moto really would rather you not do?
Second, I've read that Moto has put some custom skins and stuff on top of Android that really are more trouble than they're worth. Will rooting the phone allow me to have a 'true' Android experience and get rid of all of Motorola's extra stuff? If so, will the changes also extend to the camera functionality? I heard that the camera interface Moto gave the X is slow and inconvenient compared to a stock Android camera UI.
Finally, just how powerful is the X in terms of processing power, including graphics processing? One of the reasons I've been considering the Fascinate is because it supposedly has a pretty beastly GPU that the X can't compare with. I don't plan on doing a ton of gaming (I have 2 computers for that stuff), but I don't want to feel wanting for more horsepower when I do decide to push the phone to its limits.
Thanks for reading, and I apologize if any of these questions are dead horses in need of a rest. I've tried to read many pages back through all the X forums and make use of the search functions, but I couldn't find all the info I wanted.