Greetings. I am the owner of a Motorola Droid (previously rooted and running CM) and as of yesterday an HTC Evo. I decided to jump on Sprint because I work at RadioShack and employee plans are dirt cheap. Sprint gave me $150 bill credit for buying the phone full price as well. I was originally deciding between the HTC Evo and the MyTouch 4g on T-Mobile. One thing that turned me off about T-Mo was coverage (I knew Sprint worked great at my apartment and around town). Also, I've heard T-Mo is having some financial trouble and could possibly be filing bankruptcy in the future. Anyway... The issue at hand is that after purchasing the Evo I'm now feeling some buyers remorse as I've been doing some research and I've found out that there seems to be widespread defects with the Evo, most fatally the defective charging port. After reading up about this I examine the charging port on mine and to my surprise it looks as if this port has already been through some wear and tear. On the right side corner of the connector (the flat plastic piece with the pins on it) it looks as if it is being smashed in and is causing a lump on the front of the connector. Also, the pin nearest the corner is not easily visible as this lump is covering the front of it. Wow...really? This was day 1, plugged into the charger once. So it was out of box this way. Who knows if this will get worse until the port breaks or the contact is covered and wont charge the phone. So my dilemma is whether to just swap it out and pray that I don't have problems in the future (or even out of box) or possibly just get the MyTouch 4g as I haven't heard of any issues with that phone and it wasn't as massively produced and marketed as the Evo. Also, I have a friend who works at a Sprint store. He said he has heard of the Evo micro ports being cheaply made and that if it breaks (even under normal wear) that Sprint isn't repairing it but I'd have to go through HTC (and of course get a refurb). I don't feel too great about getting a refurb when I pay $500 for a phone that may of been defective to begin with. So is the charging issue (or other defects for that matter) that widespread that perhaps I should drop the Evo and try something else? Was HTC just trying to push these out for Sprint to keep up with demand and cutting corners on quality and assembly? I've also noticed funky vertical lines on my screen that I've heard could be because of the Epson screens, however I've looked at 3 other Evos at work that didn't have them. Thanks for those who make it through this post. I tend to ramble and be a little over detailed.