I've been using my Moto Droid since November. So far, I'm impressed that a 1st generation anything works so well out of the box. I really wonder if the QWERTY keyboard is needed. I find I only use the soft keyboards. Almost never open the slider. Maybe Moto should make Verizon a new Droid model w/o the slider and QWERTY keyboard. It would be thinner and lighter and work fine by me.