I'm still using my Eris. CS17 or some such.
I guess that makes me "old school" (or is that "old fool" ?)
I will agree that if you are shelling out $70/mo to Big Red, that's $1680 over a 2-yr contract period, and that makes the coin for a new replacement handset every two years not a dominant factor in the "TCO".
But, hey; a penny saved is a penny earned - I'm a couple hundred bux ahead of you guys with shiny new phones
. (Excepting everybody on PagePlus or Cricket, that is.)