The op makes good a good point. I would have taken mine back as well, but I am not leaving sprints prices, and I didn't see a better option. Plus I was coming from a htc diamond, and anything was a step up.
This issue of denying a drawback about a device because you feel like you have to defend it is weak. You can love your phone, and realize it has strengths and weaknesses. People have to pick sides like they think they belong to a political party or something.
To the issue of battery life on the evo. I bought the siedo 3500 battery and am much happier. I can usually make it to the end of the day without a problem. This includes youtube, netflix, web surfing, some game play, texting and some phone usage. Some days I seem to do a lot and the battery lasts well, and other days it seems to drain the same when I do little.
I hope siedo comes out with a 3500 battery quickly for the 3d