1. Isn't that on all VZW phones now? So that won't go away on any phone.
2-6. Sounds like an individual phone issue. Mine don't have any issues like that.
however, 4 and 5 I have had issues with two Android phones and the issue was the screen. My old Dinc was missing a strip of touch area. About 1/4 of the phone. I didn't realize it until much later. Just figured it was me. As soon as I got my Razr, when I'd type, I'd touch S and get a P. After doing a test on the screen, yup, jacked up touchscreen. Returned it and it was fine. I did a test on this one immediately and it was fine and has been fine since.
I really think all the issues are for that phone. Yes, sometimes you get a lemon.