Livewallpapers that big of a deal?

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    Don't get me wrong they look real nice and they really can show the phone off, but I find myself just reverting back to a regular wallpaper. Anyone else in the same boat?
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    I kept one on for about 30 sec and then went back to my regular wallpaper. They look nice but don't really do anything for me.
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    I think the longest one for like a couple of days was the livewallpaper that changed with the weather forecast but that is about it.
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    I really like them myself. I had the regular wallpaper but, for me, having the live wallpaper just gives the phone a little more pop.
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    I'd totally use one if there were some out there that actually looked appealing to me or didn't slow down my phone. Usually if I find a good one that I like it either drains the battery really fast or it just slows my phone down. I just use backgrounds instead of Live Wallpapers.
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    I would play around with them to see if any really sparked my interested, but none really did, I kept switching back to in-animate wallpapers...
    Until I found the Mario Live wallpaper... I love it :)
    It is also a good indicator for when I need to reboot my phone, if it starts lagging when I'm not doing anything, it's time for a reboot before the phone starts running like my old 8088... :)
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    I use live wallpaper. I have a very nice on I paid a buck for and I find it enjoying to look at.

    It doesn't slow down my Droid or for that matter really suck up more battery. Most of the time it's not even up.

    But how important is it? On a scale of 1 to 10 it's about a 1.5. Maybe. ;)
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    nope i installed the background app and they have some real nice still wallpapers. I gained a performance increase since i dropped lwps. lwps serve one purpose, to show off. after show off time is over i prefer my performance.
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    How much time do you spend staring at your home screens? Maybe 1% of the time you use your phone? Just not worth the resources even if it's not a lot.
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    I disagree. It can be rather soothing and hypnotic. I don't stare at it that long but I do enjoy it. It was worth a buck to me.
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    Yea, I don't use live wallpapers anymore. The Mario one looks cool though
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    Thats what makes android unique. I prefer performance and do not care much for live wall papers. Others love it and have to have it. The user choose what is important to them. HB finds lwps soothing and is willing to use less widgets or take the slight performance decline. For me, I will look at it for a few minutes, but then will go to still wallpaper because of I prefer performance.
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    Blue Sea (Kang-o-rama) is available in the Market and super cool.
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    Never liked Live Wallpapers until I tried Beautiful Widgets Live Wallpaper. It has been my background ever since.
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    Yeah the only time I put my livewallpaper on now is so I can show my wife what her blackberry isn't capable of LOL. I am trying to get her on board with Droid family. You know, a family that droids together stays together :) ( I do love my wife for real though lol)
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    I use the LW all the time. I'm hooked on the Galatic core. I pop up the Seeds of Life to make people chuckle. :D Just another reason on why Droid Does and iPhone does not.
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    I use the basic Neural Network one and it's cool with a good background and it doesn't slow me down at all.

    I'd rather have the Nexus One but it doesn't work on the Droid.
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    just curious, what live wallpaper do you use?
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    I like it at first, but after a while, you really want to just use your phone, and get things done quick. I turned mine off. Just download the Backgrounds app, find an image you like and be set.
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    I tried them but prefer seeing my wife and child. I'd use it if there was a way cheap way to incorporate my photos.
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