I've had my hero for several weeks now, and i've barely used the trackball at all; once or twice for fine tuning the cursor position (functionality that could easily be replicated by a couple of cursor softkeys) and when using the camera (which is only because they *make* you use the trackball). I wouldnt be surprised if we start to see android phones released in the near future without the trackball. I wouldnt mind, but i searched the app store and i couldnt find a marble madness clone anywhere! Does anyone use the thing on a regular basis or find it indispensable in any other way? Any good apps or games that make use of it? While i'm at it - i dont think i've EVER pressed the call button (furthest one on the left), always use the touchscreen instead. I just pressed it now for the first time to see what it would do, and accidentally dialled somebody, they just called me back to see what i wanted, because all they could hear was the clacking of keys as i typed this post.