I love my droid 1 because of how open it is for me to do what I want with. But back in march when I was looking for a smartphone, I knew very little about Android or what open source really even meant. If verizon at the time was offering the iPhone I would have without a doubt bought it. I think a lot of people are in that same boat of not understanding open source, so why not buy the iPhone, they market the crap out of it! It's aesthetically pleasing, it's very user friendly. But at the time the droid 1 was the cream of the crop for VZW so that is what I went with. Thankfully I found this forum after I bought the phone and haven't looked back since. But if Moto and HTC do keep locking down the phones to the point where if you try to hack they use rootkit to reflash stock software, I would seriously consider an iPhone with Verizon. Did Apple royally screw up with the antenna issue? Absolutely, but you better believe they will not make that mistake again. The next iPhone released I am expecting to have some pretty incredible specs. That being said I do love the Android OS now that I have had my phone for 7 months and have it rooted to my liking. If another phone comes out truly as open as the D1 I would pick it in a heartbeat over the iPhone. But to the average consumer who knows nothing about open source or bootloaders or whatever else, why not pick an iPhone on Verizon? It is at the moment the most popular phone in the world.