Had my Hero for about 6 months and all started well. However, over time I rooted the phone and put the Modaco ROM over a few iterations with the updated Radio's etc.. Had a about 60 apps on, Taskiller etc and it all started to go a bit laggy and annoying. Then people started complaining that their voice was echoing when i spoke to them. I wiped everything the other night and returned to standard and everything went back to normal including the voice echo ! So anyway, I'm back to Standard with the latest Orange RUU and i'm also staying away from a lot of the 3rd party apps like Handcent, Taskiller etc, which I really liked but felt were too 'heavy' for the phone. It doesn't seem to be powerful enough to cope with what I was asking of the phone so i'm going to cut it a break and try and use it within its limits. Hopefully the lag should disappear and ill be a happy Hero again ! I think the Google Phone is the phone that we really wanted the Hero to be but I think we were the development monkies ! Anyone share the same view ?