I know this might not be welcomed, but I figure I'll create it anyway. My iPhone 3GS contract is coming to an end now and with that comes a new contract and new phone. The 3GS I possess is still a good working phone (although I get this terrible interference during calls??) but it does really need replacing due to the several faults. So this brings me to the conclusion, I should renew my contract and upgrade with a brand new shiny phone. I should say, this isn't a which phone should I get thread. Moving on, this past week I've been looking what's out there, what phones are good, which are bad and I'll be honest, as a consumer, I find the prospect of actually making a choice a very daunting prospect. I miss the days where I would walk into a store, buy whatever handset 'looked good' (because lets face it they were all such dumb phones it didn't matter too much anyway) and walk out again. And if it was destroyed, I could buy another just fine, cheap as chips. Saying that my old k800i? lasted for a good 6 or 7 years working perfectly before dieing one day. This is not a rant nor a which phone should I buy (although I am torn between staying with iPhone and getting 4S or the Samsung Galaxy S2, Nexus?) just a simple thread which I hope will convey my longing for perhaps, a simpler time which used to exist. As a consumer, and fairly knowledgable than the every day joe on tech (though perhaps that is the problem) I still find the choices extremely difficult to the point where I feel completely torn. Also, when considering this thread, don't at all think I don't love the awesome technology that has been released so far and we have yet to see. And just for your enjoyment, I have made a poll! Yay for polls!