It seems as if the majority of the bellyaching on this forum are issues which can be addressed with software updates. I've had NO issues which I'd consider hardware related. I'm not inclined to root/ROM/Re-kernel my phone. $300+, call me silly, but I kinda expect it to work properly (as a flagship, 2012 smartphone should). My biggest complaints: BATTERY LIFE SUCKS. If you're actually using it, it smokes through either the standard or extended battery. 5 hours till 'CONNECT CHARGER' with moderate usage? Unacceptable. Losing ~20% overnight? wtf. Do something to address this. I have NEVER had a cellphone, ever, who's battery sucked so bad. And this is with 4g toggled off, moderate usage...and by "usage", I mean the type of stuff that isn't exactly high-draw: sms, light browsing, etc. I went from charged to 30% on two separate extended batteries over the course of 8 hours. Again, wtf. DROPPING DATA: I could care less what the signal strength meter says. I don't drop calls with no bars, and as I sit 15' from my router with one wifi bar, it still blazes. What is awful is when I see no 3G or 4G, and the (empty) bar meter is grayed out. I now have a $799, dual-core, 4G radio equipped equivalent of my 1998 Nokia 5120 (with crappier battery life). Toggling on airplane mode not only doesn't work, but it stays in airplane mode. I've learned to cut out the middle man (airplane mode) and just reboot. NOTIFICATIONS/RINGERS: My Blackberry Curve had profiles. I could mute my SMS alerts, almost mute my email alerts and have the ringer blow me out of bed if work calls (because it was loud enough). On the Gnex, the ringer and notification are locked together...and never all that loud. BBOS 4.5 > Android 4.0.2...blech. This can really be the iPhone killer. It's everything an Android phone should be, finally. PLEASE don't let these software bugs turn this into another Thunderturd.