i'm an htc hero user, and now an android user for life. i'm looking at this phone but cautious. i've had a couple lg "dumb" phones in the past and they were horrible. they started out nice but were degraded beyond repair within a month or so. also i live in the boondocks of eastern nc, and reception is spotty with any phone. anybody have any experience with that? any input is appreciated. also on another note, there's no "all things root" forum for this phone. has anybody successfully rooted it? i rooted my hero and don't see myself going back to a phone i can't root.