So they got the bootloader unlocked? Sweet!
This is potentially my next phone. The only thing I'm waiting for is a 32GB internal memory version on Verizon.
Edit: this is what I would've said if they had the bootloader unlocked
I feel your phone should be like your PC. You pay money for your computer, you can put whatever operating system you want on it, you can tweak it out however you want, and you pay for whatever internet provider you want.
You pay for your cell phone, you should be able to run whatever OS you want, you should be able to tweak it to perform how you want it to, and you should pay for your phone/data service and not have your provider dictate what you use your phone or service for.