Hi! I just registered for DroidForums today.
Last week I bought an HTC Eris from Verizon. This is my 4th "smartphone". Previously, I owned a Palm Treo 650, 750 and Centro. I lost my phone right before Christmas and it never turned up. I probably would have replaced it with another Centro or a Pre if Verizon carried them.
From the available phones I figured the Eris was my best bet. My primary concerns are email and the actual phone functions. I've hald Palm devices for the past 12 years so the Android operating system is new to me, but looks very promising. Since I'm under contract with Verizon (although they graciously gave me the 2 year pricing even though I wasn't eligible for an upgrade yet) an iPhone was out of the question. I wasn't crazy about the Blackberrys so, an Eris it is.
So far the only thing I don't like about the phone is the battery life. I'm not on the road a lot so it's more of an annoyance than anything. I think the phone has a lot of potential and look forward to following the forums to learn more.