I think the hype is down for the droids just because of the marketing attention Googarola is giving to the X, plus the X being on multiple carriers. It appears the Droids spec wise are identical to the X with the Maxx having better build quality and battery. I understand why some feel the way they do, especially as somebody who got burned in the whole Bionic fiasco. But that really was a different Motorola, and I just don't see Google letting these phones just wither on the vine with no support. The dev support may be a concern but with everything being so close to the X I think somebody will crack it. I don't root so that is not really a concern to me. I am excited for this phone and once I am able to hold one I likely will be buying.