I Have had this phone for only an hour. I could not handle the lag of the Hero(had it for two weeks). This phone smokes the hero as far as speed goes. I will have to say I already like it A LOT. ANyway, for anybody thinking of going from the Hero to this phone, I say GO FOR IT. I don't think I will miss the extra home pages. I honestly did not think I would like the real keyboard but I love it. There is a little bit of "wiggle" from the slider but overall feel is solid...but not as solid as the Hero. I think the build quality of the Hero is top notch. The Moment is HUGE. So if size is an issue for you, it may not be for you. Anyway, just a preliminary review for the people thinking of making the switch. So far, I am very glad I did simply due to speed....it is absolutely instantaneous.