Why don't Android phones come rooted?
Why do device manufacturers and carriers always insist on adding restrictions into the operating system and taking measures to prevent users from removing them? Google should have put in the Android license that device manufacturers and carriers aren't allowed to add any "features" which cripple the phone in any way, and can only add functionality which can be disabled by the user (and only by the user). This of course does not mean services that actually involve the use of the company's servers, but features that exist solely on the device itself (like the mobile hotspot feature). For example, if a carrier had a music streaming service that was an extra subscription, then they would be allowed to use that, but charging to use the MP3 player on the phone wouldn't be allowed.