Call me a fanboy if you want but I love my phone, I had a 4 and a 3g before this so it is a worthwhile upgrade for me. I like the speed of it and LTE is like the perfect compliment to it. I just wish that I could actually use all of that speed on something and not just in short bursts so I don't go over my data plan. But yeah I love the design too it took some getting used to and I first I thought the white version looked a little weird with the silver back and white tops but unfortunately radioshack only had that one in verizon 16gb so I just cut my losses,switch to verizon from at&t and got it but I actually love it, highlights the phones feautures. The lightning is a welcomed change from the old dock connector, all of my cords managed to get some of the wiring exposed somehow and it was kinda annoying having to see which side went into the phone. But Verizon 3G could use some work but I understand they want to work on LTE. I mean if you have a 4S then you can skip the phone but you would probably want to definitely get on around the time of the 5S or 6.