Originally Posted by Spykerv
A. I own or have owned or have used extensively (read 24hr +) an HTC G1, HTC HERO, HTC Evo, Droid/milestone, Droid X, Samsung Epic, Samsung Vibrant, iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4.... Believe me I know all the skins of android that there is to know (well not exactly all but a large portion). No sense is sluggish and eats up battery life. Turn it off, viola life is better. Same for touchwiz, which cant be turned off, but after rooting it can much less of an annoyance.
If you depend on manufacturer updates, you're about as stupid (not aiming this at you) as someone who buys alienware pcs. My friend has had 2.3 for a very long time... On his vibrant that is.
And btw, no not all 465s unlock. That would have best been served by 6950 and 6970. Which still isn't true here.
You're really comparing, oh hey guise, should I get a 5870 (Droid x) to a 6990 (samsung galaxy s2).
Sure man why not, go ahead.
Well it's actually not stupid waiting for manufacturer updates when your waiting for a big update for example like a fully functional 2.2 update for the Epic/Transform. Before anyone over at xda/sdx can improve these roms they wait for a fully working one but it's kinda hard to do that when it bricks their phone.
Sure some people over at sdx-developers worked on 2.2 before it was released but they had bugs. Before I bought an Evo I was using a Samsung Moment which had 2.2.1 on it but the phone's accelerometer wasn't working. Compass along with GPS weren't also working.
Of course a stock HTC phone with sense would die quickly... Thats why people head over to XDA! Calkulin released this awesome Rom called EviO which has Sense but battery life last forever.