So currently, I am an unproud owner of an HTC Hero which I rooted less then a month after getting it because It's a crap phone. Aside of being slow and unusable outside of rooted and overclocked, it's come to my attention that the screen is just too small for my fat fingers to use. Back before I left ATT, I was the proud owner of a Blackberry 8820, and I loved that phone to death. Quick (I think), responsive, easy to use, and I LOVED the keyboard. Since then, I've been stuck with laggy touch screens. Since I got my tax return, I've been looking to buy an Epic or an Evo but it's hard to watch reviews on the software when I know I'm going to root it the moment I get it. got a couple of questions on the epic on how I normally use my hero. 1. I wireless tether at work for the internet. Does it work well? 2. Avid chatter and texter. How does the keyboard feel? 3. Battery life? 4. Overall speed of the phone? I'm researching everything I can on this phone (and the Evo) because I want this to be the last phone I buy for a very long time. If there is a thread already like this, I apologize.