Hi all; After scrubbing the threads; I have a couple of questions for those who actually skipped the 3g like myself. 1. Who has noticed that the edge network has seriously deteriorated over the past year? I noticed the other day that it took my phone about 1-2 min. to send a 3k email with "more bars" This of course has become a common occurrence. Now granted, I do not spend much time on edge, however it used to be livable; I personally sense that this has been throttled down to force me to consider the 3G. Just my opinion. 2. Who has a 1st gen, and never even considered upping to the 3G for the: a) poorer build, b) 15.00 higher rate plan... etc. Thanks all. Looking forward to input with your edge findings.