Sup, names Freeze, don't ask for my real name or details, i'm a private person and prefer to keep it that way. Im a pretty major tech guy as I do IT for a living and then come home and spend more hours on my custom build gaming rig, play my xbox 360, watch stuff on my custom built HTPC with gigabit networking...ect..ect.. For the most part though, I have been pretty happy and satisfied with my "basic" phones from Verizon over the years. I"ve been pretty much attached to the LG brand ever since getting my first cell phone from my first IT job, an LG 3200 clam case back in 2004. Needless to say, ALOT has changed in the cell phone market but I just never saw a point, reason or need to spend all this money on these "smartphones" everyones been having orgasms about. The idea of paying nearly $100 a month in a cell phone bill, let alone $200 for a freaking "phone" was just beyond me, even for a tech nerd that I am. Until last week My 2 year contract is nearly up and i've been curious to see what was new in the cell phone world lately, so I went to my local verizon store since my work day was being pretty quiet and with the kiddies and teens in school, the store was a helluva alot quieter as well. Of course I had the Verizon reps right my face asking me what I want and what they could do and I said I was just looking at "basic" replacement phones and wasn't interested in all the smart phone crap. The guy gave me a particularly funny look and asked "Uhh, any reason why that is?" "I dunno, I just find the whole idea of needing and paying out the end for a freaking phone that does all this useless apps crap pointless IMO. I just wanna make calls and text message and for my next phone, I want a full keyboard now that im texting more. I couldn't help but notice the basic phone selection kinda sucks now" The guy shrugged and said the market and consumer demand was simply driving towards more and more smartphones. I waved him off and said I was just looking at basic phones, so he left me alone. So I spent some time looking at the new LG models I've had good luck with them and never bothered with any other brands over the years, especially motorola. I was quickly dissapointed in the current selection that was available in regards to basic phones vs all the crackberrys and smutphones that were being displayed. Frustrated, I decided to wander over since it wasn't busy in the story and futz around with the smartphones and maybe see what all the hub bub was about. 1. I quickly found out that smart phones with windows mobile SUCK ASS! Even being the avid Windows user I am since windows 3.1, I couldn't believe how much of a PITA it was to work my way around any companies phone based upon the windows platform. Bleeech! 2. After trying the droids across the room, I fell in absolute love with the HUGE Droid X. The screen was absolute tech sex, it moved and responded so fast and I actually began to play around with the apps, settings and customization of the phone itself to the point of near obsession until the salesmen from earlier walked up, catching me off guard with this huge **** eating grin on his face "So...... what do you think now?" After nearly and hour of playing with the various droid models, im now actually thinking about spending $200 on a freaking phone and prepping my bills to handle a $100 cell phone bill. I must be out of my mind as all I can think and hear is that damn sound: "Drooooid.......droooooid....drooooid" Must try more apps...must try more games...watch vids in HD..... I farking want my Droid now, no matter the cost! Even the commercial is awesome!