I was an early adopter of the iPhone. When it came out I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. But two years into my relationship with iPhone Apple did something I wasn't expecting them to do. What they did was release a software upgrade that hobbled every handset they considered to be obsolete.
Mine was a perfectly useful telephone and it worked better than any handset I'd ever owned. But Apple wanted me to buy an iPhone 4 and to make their point, the software upgrade they released last year all but destroyed the earlier generation iPhones.
What was once the most elegant and smooth piece of technology I'd ever owned became a nightmare of crashing operating systems every time I turned it on.
Apple wanted me to buy a new $300 handset and they were determined to force my hand. Screw Apple and screw Steve Jobs. How dare you hobble perfectly useful hardware?
Well after a year of work arounds and a phone that crashes every time I need it I just bought HTC Insight and I'm getting off the Apple train. I've spat out the Kool-Aid. It's only after making this purchase that I realize that Apple pretty much owns my music and the apps I've spent too much money buying. Damn them.
I'm looking forward to exploring the wold of Droid and I'll let you know how I do.