Okay, so I loved the fact that this phone had an "active" kickstand, but I'm realizing that there's really no need for me to have it "active." I loved the kickstand in general after it was proven to work using vertically and on both sides horizontally (which, for me, was perfect because I don't watch many movies on my phone while it's charging because I have my HTC flyer for that...just wanted to be able to use as a desk clock at night). NOTES for those that use any aftermarket launcher (e.g. Go Launcher Ex, Launcher Pro Plus, ADW, etc...) - Active kickstand does not work while using a launcher (i.e. It won't go to the Motoblur screen that works with the active kickstand) - If you open kickstand, while using Widgetlocker or aftermarket launcher and the phone is on standby, the phone will wake up to the lock screen. - If you have kickstand open, while using an aftermarket launcher and the phone is on, you can't use the soft buttons if the kickstand is "active." You need to toggle off the "active" kickstand (under stock display settings) in order for the soft buttons to work with the kickstand out. -EDIT 8/30/11- The most recent information I've found is that the active kickstand still works with an aftermarket launcher, but you actually have to initiate the action by pressing the capacitive home button.