This thing was worth the price of admission, if nothing more- because it doesn't lag like the Hero did. Yes, I know I could "root" the Hero, and supposedly take away the lag, but I don't like all the other side effects from rooting. I think the lag on the Hero was due to it trying to change from wifi to 3G, and then it would happen while typing something as a text or email came in. The Evo is just extremely FAST, and I haven't noticed a lag. Can't believe I put up with the lag with the Hero.