I was a TMo customer for many years. When the G1 was announced, I was really looking forward to it, but when it was released, one setback after the next and I never bought one. My wife ended up getting one and I was quite jealous.
I never ended up getting any android phone.... until now! After losing signal during a recent trip, I decided it was time to dump TMo and my dumbphone. I switched to vzw and picked up a Droid . I freaking love this phone. I knew I would like it, but I didn't expect to like it this much! Honestly, I was expecting little more than a phone that had a browser.
I had done a lot of homework before getting this phone. I looked at the N1 and every other flavor of android. I've been looking at android-related news since the G1 to be clear. I had a Blackberry once upon a time (an 8800 or something, it was pre-trackball). That was no smartphone. Especially when compared to my Droid . So that was my standard of what to expect from a realistic use point of view.
Present day - I've installed several apps and I really can't put my phone down w/o staring at it and wanting to pick it up to play some more. Crazy right? Anyway, I'm sure that someday I'll be less crazy about this phone, but for now, loving it.
I do look forward to the 2.1 and the flash release. And I'm not planning on rooting or overclocking.