A year and a half ago, I purchased the OG Droid. I really didn't know much about it, but it was my first smart phone and I liked the keyboard, so I got it. I loved it, I still do. After about 2 weeks of owning my Droid, I started researching it and finding out everything I could. I found this forum(which has been the most helpful online website with the greatest members) and many other Droid websites. I couldn't get enough and I loved everything about Android. However, recently, I have started losing interest and hope for the little green machine. I'm not sure what the catalyst was that sparked this change in interest, but I have started thinking about what I love and hate about Android and what is making me want to leave what I once loved so much. I figured there was no better place to rant and get advice and input than on here. So here it goes: Skins We all complain about this, I know, but ever since the Droid, almost all phones come with a skin. One reason that I love Android is because of its OS, but when a phone comes with a twist to that OS, it is a turnoff. Launcherpro helps with that, but it's still frustrating. Now, Blur and Senese have been getting better and easier to use, but if I buy an android phone, I want the Android OS, not Moto's or HTC's spin on it. Carriers and Bloatware This may be biggest frustration I have. Seeing new phones come out on Verizon and with them are 20+ Verizon apps is unacceptable. It's unacceptable that Apple has none of these apps on the iPhone but yet, the Android phones come loaded down with them and they can't be removed without rooting. If I wanted these apps, I should have the choice to be able to go into the Market and get them. Instead they are forced down my throat. Apps No matter how much we fight it, the Apple App store just has better apps, especially when it comes to games. Now, there are many apps that I love on Android that Apple will never have(Chrome to phone, Flash, etc..) but they are few. Also, there are only a handful of apps that Android has that Apple didn't have first. Camera and Video This may be the most embarrassing part of Android. No phone has measured up to the picture and video quality that Apple has and I hate it. Being able to have an HDMI port on a phone is great, unless the video or pictures I take aren't great quality. I am not sure why companies haven't figured this out yet. Rooting I rooted my phone about 3 weeks after I got it and I have loved every part of it. However, I hate that you almost have to root in order to truly love your phone. The fact that you must root your phone to get rid of bloatware, install a kernel so that your phone isn't laggy, and access the latest android os build is absurd and unacceptable. Hacking a phone should be used more for customization and extras, not what is expected. Thanks for letting me rant. Now there are plenty of reasons that I love Android but I just wanted to throw these complaints out to discuss it with others. Let me know what you think, if you disagree, agree, or any other input. So, what do you guys think?