Sorry, another one of my random spout-off thinking out loud post I have started to wonder if perhaps I am getting burned out from android. I know. Crazy talk. No doubt android is moving fast, very fast and perhaps this is part of the reason. Perhaps it is moving too fast for me to stay caught up. I keep slipping in and out of developer mode where I flash roms, unlock bootloaders root and so on. Being out of the loop for a while can put me seriously behind. Or I miss crucial steps because a new method of doing something is achieved or what not. Perhaps this is what happened with my Note II (which seems to be behaving better, but I am now gun shy about doing anything to ANY samsung device for fear of bricking it. Or erasing the nandroid or have the nandroid not even take and I wipe out the factory image). Perhaps I just need to step back and take a break from android. I am not sure. The HTC one was just announced and its like, Meh. There seems to be no excitement. Not that Apple is doing any better. The same song and dance on every device is... Meh. I root, unlock my bootloaders, add custom recovery then every so often, through a rom on a device. But other then that, things are still pretty stock. To get back to stock, I need to flash (usually via Odin or ADB for example) factory images, mostly with the use of PC. Windows, I grew sick of, and most development needs a windows machine. With drivers. And often comes a headache for some reason. I don't know. I wonder if I really am burned out from Android? Perhaps its the constant need for updates on the roms, the care and feeding of open devices that have been modified, kind of puts a different spin on things after a while, where as a stock device may be better the next time around, but then comes the temptation of tinkering with things. Perhaps I have gotten what I wanted out of android and now looking for a new experience? Maybe I just need to be the "average consumer" for a bit Maybe get a device and leave it stock, out of the box experience. An actual device instead of just a toy to tinker with, like a few of my devices have been.