This is my first smartphone. My previous phone was an LG vx8700 which had been replaced about five times. I just got this Droid last night, but I am already sure that I made the right choice. I waited months past my upgrade date for a smartphone with a physical keypad, but the screen on the Droid is so good I hardly use it. My only issue now is the lack of an office software package. I like to use excel on the go but all I can find in the Market are viewers and paid applications. Can I get open office or some free alternative? No tethering is a bummer,but the browser is so good I guess I can live without it. Overall I think I will be very happy with this phone and I'm glad that it has he support of forums and enthusiasts.