Will ADW, Helix, Launcher Pro, etc. remove Sense, Blur, TouchWiz, etc?

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    The title says all. Can these Launchers in the market change the modifications that Samsung, Moto, HTC, etc are making--effectively making it close to a stock Android phone?

    For example, if you have a DROID X, what does Launcher Pro or ADW look like? The same as on my DROID?
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    blur as in the home screen look/feel? then yes

    Launcher Pro on my DX looks teh same as my Droid

    i mean you can try it out for yourself most of those are free..
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    these home screen replacements do just that...replace the home screen. So menus, buttons, apps will all still be the same.
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    Well, I am not sure how BLur/Sense even looks or manifests itself. I just "know" from eerything I read is that Android Stock (what I have and like on my DROID due to the simplicity) is more preferable.

    I suppose the examples I gave are just the launcher/homescreen. For your X or Incredible, etc, let's say you have ADW, etc installed... so the Homescreen can have the Blu/Sense "feel" removed, but where else is it manifested in your phone?

    And is it really all that bad--even as is?

    Edit: I have Stock, but I use Launcher and now ADW. I prefer those. But I just dont want these Manufacture skins to get in the way. it sounds like they won't.
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    blur/sense is mainly the home screen look and its widgets. using a home replacement will change the home and you dont have to use the widgets.

    In essence, i have the DX without blur showing.
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    Interesting. Then I wonder why so many people make a fuss about this?
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    a lot of people dont know about home replacements. they like to complain but not bother trying to see what else is out there lol.
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    There are also many people who like Blur and/or Sense and keep asking if it can be ported to the original Droid. To each his own. That is the great thing about Android.
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