I just received my HTC Evo V 4G on Friday - my first Android phone. I like it so far; I don't think you will regret your purchase, either, suvlady.
I downloaded and installed the software update on Sunday
, and now I am just trying to learn about the phone - I have a long way to go!
Unlike you, I have been considering rooting the phone, mostly because some of the programs I want to try out require root. Quick question about rooting - does this allow you to remove some/most of the unnecessary programs that VM puts on the phone, or do you also need to install a custom ROM to get this ability? Also, do you have to additionally carry out the S-off step? I am just learning, but thought that that was a step necessary to fix the radio problem; does it have other advantages as well?
(Not trying to hi-jack your thread, suvlady; hopefully you will find this information useful as well.