I have an issue with phones. I don't know if there's some void i'm trying to fill in my life or if i'm trying to live out my fantasies of being in star trek, but when a new one comes out even with a small incremental barely even useful uprade, i jump on it. From the eris to the droid 2 to the thunderbolt to pretty much every android phone verizon has had, i got it. Alot of us take the amazing things our phones do for granted and forget how far we've come. I remember just a few years ago when i was going nuts trying to get a 720p hdtv. Now it's in my freaking phone! I remember when my computer was less powerful than my phone with less ram I remember when 32gigs of storage was unheard of and i was buying 1 gig memory cards for my music. Hell, my first mp3 player was a rio that only held 64mb of music. MB! I remember my first digital camera was a "jamcam" that could only take vga pictures and my next cam after that was $500 kodak cam that took 2mp pictures. I remember my first cell phone couldn't even handle mp3 ringtones. Now i can store my entire music library on it and listen with a quality set of earbuds that CAME with the phone I remember hearing the first space shuttle that flew a man to the moon had the computer capacity of today's digital watches And it's ridiculous because technology as fast as it's moving, isn't moving fast enough to have a high end phone be completely outdated in just a couple months. Whether it was a step up or not, i was a new phone every few months kinda guy. And this is finally where i'm at... I'm happy with this phone. Every other phone i've ever had i've nitpicked it to the point where i started to focus on the negatives and be burning to switch to another phone. "This phone has crap battery life, maybe that other one will be better" or "this camera has slight image noise, maybe that other one will be better!' Everytime i've gone to another phone hoping this or that would be fixed and i'd finally be content i was let down. There was always something. I've learned what i like, what i need to accept and what would be worth upgrading for someday I've learned: camera optics in phones haven't changed much over the past 2 years. Yeah, they look better now. But even going back to the original droid incredible and comparing it to say, the new nexus you can see that a phone nearly 2 years old had the same or better quality pictures. As far as we've come, we're still not to the point, opctics/lens wise, where we could say "awesome. We're done. We've finally perfected the camera inside of a phone and now we can stop upgrading". A phone camera 2 years from now might look the same as the rezound I've learned: Phones have bugs. All of them. It's not as easy anymore to say "This phone has so and so bug. I'm leaving this phone for THAT other new phone and that'll fix the problem". More like than not, you're just trading one problem for another. There will be bugs in pretty much every single phone that comes out. What we as consumers need to figure out is if the pros in a certain phone outweigh the cons and support companies that actually try to fix the bugs. I hated my thunderbolt for almost everything it did. Wouldn't keep a data connection, rebooted at the worst times, low volume in video recording and massive force closing on almost every app i had. The updates i got from htc solved ALL of my issues. Some users reported a few bugs with the bug fixes, but generally, everything was fixed. Whereas with other phones, my bugs just stayed there and nobody gave a damn about any fix I've learned: I had a checklist of sorts for what would be my perfect phone. It went something like: no lag, great os/skin, awesome camera (for a phone) screen to die for and a good aesthetic to it/build quality. Now that lag is officially a thing of the past and sense 3.5 is fun again with ice cream sandwich on the way, what am i waiting for? What amazing advancement will happen in the next year that would really make my phone feel dated? This phone is about as good as a phone can be right now. For me anyway What i've learned to accept: well like i said, that camera technology is slower moving than phone makers would like to make it seem and that battery tech is at a standstill. I've read year after year "we're only 4-5 years away from new batteries that last a week or more!". I read this every year. I'll believe it when i see it. The nexus will have only decent battery life, the razr will have the same and the rezound is in the same league. So as we all of us that use android know, we remedy this was spare batteries,extended batteries or conserving. What i would upgrade for in the future: i have no god damn idea anymore. This phone has destroyed my checklist and i honestly can't think of a single thing besides better battery life that i'd work on. We all know quad cores will come next year but it'll take time to utilize and saturate the market with content that actually need it and...dual core won't become irrelevant. A new quad core phone comes out tomorrow. Does that make my phone slow? Hell no. Will a new screen tech come out next year that make my rezound look bad? No way. Where will we go? LED? Full HD? Well sure. Once our phones are 42inch screens i'm sure that'll be a much needed upgrade. Honestly, i know this post is ridiculously long and unneeded and i'm probably repeating myself in places, i just wanted to say, i love this thing. I feel like we're hitting a plateu in cell phone tech and pretty soon it's going to be hard justifying upgrades when our checklists are dwindling down to nothing.