I have finally jumped into the Android pond and I am starting with the MyTouch 4G. I don't have it yet but it's "in the mail". However, I should be getting it in the next day or two. Right now I have an iPod touch and I love the technology. I know the Android device won't be as integrated with the software and hardware as the iPod is but I look forward to the broader options. I realize too that with the thousands of apps. out there there are really only a handful I will find useful. That has also been true of the iPod. I guess the motivating reason I am going with an Android phone is that I would like to combine the functionality of the iPod with the phone. Which of course is the whole point of a smartphone. And I am already a T-mobile customer. I won't be getting a data plan as I haven't got one now and I don't anticipate changing my habits. I can use the wi-fi when it is available otherwise not. Okay, the reason I am posting now and in this forum is because I have been reading the posts that started it all from before the MT4G was released until now. It was very interesting to see how soon some of those early adopters went from loving their new phone to having issues with them. I haven't had a lot of smartphones, in fact up till now nary a one. However, i have been doing a lot of reading on this and other forums and have come to the conclusion that there isn't a perfect smartphone out there. Not even the Holy Grail of smartphones the iPhone is perfect for everyone. As I said, I have already purchased the MT4G and I fully expect there will be aspects of it that I find less than perfect. Not the least of which will be the battery life. I shall adjust my use of it accordingly. I have read in this forum how certain users consider the phone to be the "worst piece of Junk they have ever owned" and others who just love it and would push their mother in front of a train before they would let it get hit with a raindrop. My question, and I understand the answer to this may be moot since I have already purchased the phone, how many people who bought the phone back in 2010 when it first came out are still happy with it and would recommend it to friends and family? Or conversely, how many would recommend it to their worst enemy? Also, how many who still have the phone have rooted or rooted and flashed a custom rom to the phone and do you prefer the custom rom or the stock? I've noticed that this forum hasn't had a lot of activity lately and I wonder if that means people are migrating away from the MyTouch.