Long story short, my hero got washed (in the washing machine). I have had mixed feelings about my hero, I've loved the android OS and picked htc because of it's pleasing looking sense UI and it's approach to a smartphone, but was a little disappointed with the hero's processing capability and general "lagginess". I ended up not even using much of the sense stuff and replaced a lot of it with "beautiful widgets". Of course, like everyone else, I did root my phone and flash fresh1.1 and gumbo kernal and the performance was better, but the battery life (even with set cpu) left a lot to be desired. My question is, if I am going to take out a minor loan to replace my android phone, is the hero the way to go? Is there another, better sprint android phone that will be released soon? I hope none of you ever have your phones go the way mine did, and give me your opinions!