It's been a month since I switched from a Blackberry Pearl to the HTC Hero. The first few days I was totally blown away by it. Now that the initial rush has subsided, I still like my phone but no, I don't love it. * My biggest quibble is that the paint on the call button has started to peel off. I have a huge red blob instead of the hang up symbol there now and it totally ruins what I always thought was a very pretty phone. * I've started to notice more and more of a lag. I use taskiller regularly and it becomes better as soon as I turn off many apps but slowly the lag starts building up. I've tried my friends' iphone and droid with even more apps than mine running and they are both WAY quicker. * The Android marketplace search is atrocious. I can't believe the worst part of a google run service is search!!! I still like it for its form factor and the UI and the Sprint service is WAY better than my T-mobile was... but it still is a poor man's iphone.