I had made a 'shadetree' media dock since I use my phone as my alarm clock and was looking about. While there an attendant walked over and she asked me if I needed help and I told her I was getting the media dock but also looking for a skin/cover for the thing.
Of course she told me what I already knew.. you cant use anything but a film skin on the phone and have it work in the dock so I went on to looking and she was good enough to tell me to call should I need anything.
So here is where it gets kinda funny... at least to me. I was standing there and listening to the sales person give a pitch to a mom and her teeny son and using the display model as a push. Of course he was giving it his best 'Droid Does' and talking about speed response time etc. and then after they walked away I figured I'd give it a look to see if they were running the elusive 2.1 or still 2.0.1.
Imagine my suprise to see the store droid had every app in the market installed on it.. was rooted.. and yes it was running 2.1 w/SMOKED GLASS (didnt check for overclock...)
Me being the ass that I am I asked to see the head of the store and asked if they were encouraging violation of warranty. He responded "Actually no, but lets be honest.. We ARE encouraging open source experimentation and applications available on the market. And if your wise you have the insurance plan so if you do brick it its easy enough to replace. Otherwise, we sell you another phone! Win win situation."
The dipstick knew nothing about the official or next speculated roll out. But in my opinion its kind of misleading to show a 2.1 kernel with bells and whistles and then opening the box to find 'blah'.