I've been pleased with my iPhone 4 since launch day other than at times getting only a couple of bars of reception in the downtown San Diego area along with the occasional dropped call. With that stated, I recently sent my iPhone 4 off to repair the home button and fired up my first generation iPhone I also purchased on launch day (remember shelling out $599.?!). I've been rocking the original now for the last week and have some interesting observations. First, it isn't like the iPhone 4 is leaps and bounds better than the original. In some ways, it is a little worse. Even with only the EDGE network, I get the original to respond as fast, if not a little quicker than the 4- or so it seems. Where I used to have two bars on 3G, the first generation gives me five. Seriously! No kidding, five bars about everywhere with it dropping to four rarely. I don't know if EDGE five bars loads quicker than 3G with two bars, but I'm not complaining. It feels the same if not better, but to be fair, I don't have both iPhones right here for a definitive conclusion. I thought it would be miserable having to switch back to my first iPhone but I am actually enjoying it. The battery lasts all day too with lots of use. So far, not a single dropped call, but it's not like a had a bunch before and it's only been a week, so the jury is still out on that benefit. I may keep this one as my primary iPhone even when my iPhone 4 is returned in a few weeks. Now, of course there are plenty of apps that won't work with this iPhone but I'm surprised how many do. And the ones that don't are mostly vanity apps, used for fun more than real function. AT&T charges $20. instead of $30. for unlimited and I don't pay the extra $5. for texting. That may not seem like much but over a two year contract works out to be a $360. savings. I'm also enjoying the over all fit and finish and feel of the original vs the iPhone 4. It is more pleasing to me. Anyway, I know this is more of a 'cool story bro' type thread, but if anyone finds a need to go back to the original for any reason I honestly don't believe you'll be disappointed and may come out of it like I am with a new appreciation for the older technology.