I was looking at the forums and info on the phone for weeks and I finally got my wife to let me get one on Monday. It was basically so I would stop asking for it... So yes, acting like a kid and asking daily DOES work, even as an adult! I've rooted my phone and I'm in the process of getting a recovery app installed so I can try out Cyanogen; read a lot of good things about it so far. Any other great apps anyone suggests? I've gotten Pandora and I love it already. Other than that, it's Google Voice and a few games, nothing too earth shattering. The VZ rep installed the task killer and man is that incredibly helpful.