This is my first Android phone and you can see in my sig what I was using before my Droid X. Why would anyone want to hack/root this phone? It is the most customizable mobile device I have ever seen in my life. I DLed Act 1 video player and Rock player and every video I have thrown on here plays on my big bright clear screen from avi to a 2gb 720p m4v vid. I Dled App Launcher and bettercut and now I have fully customizable APP icons and OS altogether. I have a nifty barcode scanner for bargain shopping. I have a metal detector for checking for guns. I have my alarm clock. I have cool moving / interactive wallpapers. I have multitasking so when I stop my recorded radio show I can come back and resume it. So far everything I have thought of doing with this mobile computer has been possible. There are APPs for everything you imagine this phone can do. I can tell you now I DID NOT have the same experience with my Ipod Touch and the Itunes app store. Btw... the Android market works way better than the Itunes app store from the phone or touch. In there you have to click to show 25 more apps and if you go into an app and DL it when you come back out you start all the way at the top. I hated app shopping on my device because of that. Sorry for the rambling post just had to throw all this out there.