It seems to me that almost all android users feel very passionately about handcent. everybody is saying it is SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE STOCK MESSAGING APP. So i've decided to give it a try, played around with it for a little bit, but i don't really get what the fuss is all about. I actually prefer the stock messaging app for its very simple feature...if i am messaging someone and decide that I need to just talk on the phone, i can long-hold on his name and a menu will pop up, allowing me to call him. But the fact that so many people like handcent makes me think i must be missing something? It seems like many like the ability to customize it. But i am failing to understand what you really need to customize for text messaging...what does the default setting in the stock messaging app really lack? anyone care to enlighten me?