So... since I have owned a N1, I have NEVER once tried the phone with a non-live wallpaper running. So, just a minute ago I set one of the papers in the Wallpaper Gallery... and.... WOW. The phone runs silky smooth without a live wallpaper running. Try it. Compare the animations of loading the app roll (the app button at the bottom). Try it with a live wallpaper and then without it. WOAH! Big difference! Live wallpapers... you were a nice extra... but your novelty has faded away. Not using them anymore. PS... if they are hitting the N1 this hard... I can just imagine running them on a slower phone like the DROID. I might just scratch my eyes out.