Got my new white Evo from Best Buy today, hardware rev 0003, Android 2.2 (bummer), and I think the Epson screen. There's a lot to learn, not all of which is intuitive, this forum has been a great help. I didn't notice any dust under the screen or cracks around the volume or power buttons yet. The micro USB port seems ok out-of-the-box, though it makes me nervous -- I could see how it might eventually loosen up. Other phones I've had have had extremely smooth UI's, so I noticed the effects of the 30fps cap right away. Even compared to my wife's Hero there was a big difference. It really bugged me at first, but now that I've used the phone for a few hours it doesn't seem as bad. I read that using something like LauncherPro will smooth things out, at least on the home screens. The battery has definitely been an issue, it's almost dead after 7 hours of light usage. I started to implement some of the battery tips, hopefully that'll help. One other thing I'm nervous about - having to press the power button to wake and sleep the phone, especially with all the reports of cracking around the power button. I'm a heavy mobile device user, that's a lot of power button presses in a day. I did notice some light leakage. I can only see it if I'm in a dark room and have the top of the phone somewhat tilted towards me, but it's definitely there. Seems like a manufacturing problem to me, and I'm surprised that there are reports of people not having this problem. I would think it would be everyone or no one. Honestly I was hoping with hardware rev 0003 that I'd get lucky and not have this problem. It's my understanding that HTC or Sprint won't do anything about it, so I guess if I want this phone I'm stuck with it. I have a few questions about this issue: - Does having the light leakage mean dust will start getting under my screen? - For phones that have slight light leakage, is that a sign that the screen will start to separate? Does the problem basically stay as it is, or does it worsen over time? - If it's everyone's experience that the issue is what it is and doesn't worsen, I was thinking of just getting a case that covers the seam between the screen and case. I really like the Case Mate barely there case, especially the protection it gives the camera, but it doesn't cover the seams at the top and bottom of the phone. So I'd be looking for something like the Case Mate, but that covered more of the top and bottom. - Is it everyone's opinion that there will be a root method for Evo's that came with factory-installed Froyo? Like, within 30 days? As great as it is, I can only see myself holding onto this phone if it will be rooted. I want to install a ROM that has the 30fps cap removed, and I'm interested in trying out a vanilla Android experience. I also believe some of the video recording tweaks that are finding themselves into ROMs now are necessary. - I found a utility to allow the volume buttons to wake the phone instead of the power button, which is good. Is there any way to use the capacitive buttons to do this? Something like long press on the Home button to light up the screen? So I'm really not sure what to do. I'm worried about the bottom seam + light leakage getting worse, and the fact that I may be stuck with a never-to-be-rooted device. I'm definitely open to any advice anyone has.