Just thought I would share my impressions of the Evo from the Hero point of view. I have had my Hero for five months now and have rooted and DC romed it. It's very fast and works 100%. My friend got the new Evo and asked for my help. Well yes it's bigger then my Hero and that's about it. I like the look and feel better on my Hero but this is my phone. After all the hype about the new phone I just didn't see that much to get excited about. Sure it has the snappy snap dragon processor but apparently it eats the battery alive. I spent the first five minutes toggling off all the things I could turn off and I think this will help but, frankly it's going to take more then that phone to get me out of the Hero. My friend handled my Hero and liked the smaller size better too. The interfaces were the same and the only difference to the lay person is the size. I believe if I had the choice again and all things in pricing were equal I would choose the Hero again. Much more happier with my phone today after this experience. Just wanted to share that as you all have been so helpful sorting out my phone. But a rooted and customized Hero will go to toe to toe with the Evo for now........... Just my opinion......... Lisa P.S. Plus she is paying $10 a month extra for 4G and doesn't even have the coverage yet in this area. Way to go Sprint!