My Samsung Captivate (I've had it replaced once), my 1st Android, is a horrible phone. However, it's difficult to pinpoint the exactly failings so that I can attempt to avoid them next time. In my eye, its a. Bad hardware design/manufacture (which I think is true) and/or b. Android OS c. How Samsung "adapted" the Android OS to the phone d. What AT&T and Samsung did to the Android OS It seems to me that I don't hear many complaints out of people running stock android, so I am leaning towards a combination of a, c & d. If so, I shouldn't fear buying another Android unless other manufacturers and carriers are pulling the same crap as AT&T and Samsung. Anyone have an opinion on whether the manufacturers and carriers are doing Android a HUGE disservice in mucking it up?