I dont think you will get a response from OTD on this matter. I believe OTD has a bit too much class from what I have read of her posts to jump in on what it obviously a taunt. If you are going to put some definitive statement like "YES, you need a task killer app for the Eris. PERIOD." and use numbers like %100 you had better provide some proof of why this is true or at least some credentials of why you are qualified to make this statement (I sure am not). One thing I like about OTD and others that have voiced out on this subject (which is a big one when you think about it) is that everyone is encouraged to try it with and without task killers to see which they like. New owners will jump in on this thread and believe that their phone will not work properly without 3rd party apps installed. Even Vz reps are believing the hype a bit too much and telling people to get task killers immed., without trying the phone as it is. I have tried it both ways and am using the back button to exit apps now as well as managing my wifi, gps, and bluetooth conn. only when needed and finding the device working about the same as with a task killer. The end result on my end is, yes a task killer may help free up memory to an extent but other background processes fill in that freed up memory and tasks that are killed, most of the time, restart within minutes. Final conclusion is not a huge difference either way which is a long stretch from "YES, you need a task killer app for the Eris. PERIOD." and %100. As far as OTD getting pissed and jumping in hot on this, don't count on it.