I was really, REALLY excited about the iPhone after Steve's first presentation which really made it seem like the iPhone was full of promise and possibility. Since then, it has been a continuous stream of what it won't do and what they won't LET it do, even though it could. The final straw for me was Steve's announcement about the revolutionary approach to 3rd party development - they can develop web pages. Like it wasn't an insulting and moronic comment and something along the lines of "Duh, we can already do that!" And he used the term "Web 2.0" which is a dumb buzzword that really doesn't mean anything. He was hoping the techno-illiterate would hear it and go gaa gaa. The only people it fooled, temporarily, were the illiterate pressbots and the TV Mac Guy who doesn't know anything anyway if it doesn't involve making a photo album. The iPhone, as it has been currently crippled, is no longer a smartphone. It is a browser phone that plays music. But it does it really pretty! Big deal. No 3rd Party Applications means no creativity allowed, and none of the functionality that people have come to expect from a PDA/Smartphone - so much for "The Rest of Us". It could have been the next evolution in Palm/Windows Mobile PDA and Smartphone devices, instead it is a sour disappointment that costs 600 bucks. As it stands, maybe they should market it as "the phone for people willing to pay for the most expensive phone available and who can just screw around all day surfing the net SLOWLY on an undersized screen, listening to music and eating because it really won't help you do much more than that." I went from a huge fan going to buy on the first day and switching carriers - the works - to now I am panning it because it just has not lived up to what we were told.