Okay... so I used to have a 1st Gen iPhone as most of you probably know by now. I USED to stick up for it quite a bit in terms of looks and feel. I didn't like the 3G's plastic tapered back. I really liked the original iPhone's looks. Now that I have a 3G, I changed my mind. Misconceptions: 1. iPhone 3G will wobble when lying on a flat surface: False. It's a lot more stable than you think 2. The plastic back feels cheap: False, it actually feels really good in your hand and the iPhone doesn't feel as slippery, so you get a better grip on it. The curve feels nice and smooth 3. Those tiny speakers! Those tiny speakers in the 3G are LOUD and I love it. They also look a lot easier to clean than the tiny holes in the original iPhone 4. The iPhone 3G is wider: False... it's actually the same width... it's the smaller chrome bezel that makes it appear wider.... looks more like an iPod touch now. 5. Fingerprints and scratches on the back! This is really no worse than owning an iPod touch... besides, if you get a white iPhone, you can't see the fingerprints and scratches... I got white. Who looks at the back anyway? Added benifits: Cell reception is greatly improved and Wi-Fi too! I can finally connect to Wi-Fi in the bathroom at work... I missed this about the original iPhone. I also fell in love with the chrome buttons... they look really nice on the white plastic.