Hey guys, so have been reading a ton of the boards since I got my 16gb black iPhone last friday and have been interested in some of the things I've found. Firstly, and perhaps the most strange, is how many threads I'm seeing on the poor build quality and feel of the new iPhone. I had the old iPhone from approx. November 2007 until last Monday so have been able to compare the two. I find the new one to feel really nice in my hand, despite the glossy back. It has a very solid weight to me that I much prefer over the Blackberry Pearl and I love the new curved edges (I find it interesting that is in fact thicker than the old iPhone because it feels thinner in my hand because of the new edges). In regards to the poor reception and battery life I can imagine why some people would be upset, with the 3G the battery certainly drains faster and with regular use I find I have to recharge it every night. The reception does seem lower and I'm wondering if that is because the 3G requires a stronger signal for it's increased data speed? So maybe that's why it's showing as lower? It's never gone out of reception for me and I'm no expert so maybe someone more intelligent in this area can fill me in. Lastly the 2.0 firmware. Though I think it's a huge step interms of where Apple and the phone industry in general is going, obviously there are some kinks and bugs to be worked out, which knowing Apple they should have worked out fairly soon. It in no way has hindered my use of the phone, but I've had to restart it a couple times (just like I have any other phone). I really thing the App Store is going to guide the direction of the mobile market for years to come. When you consider the amount of money developers can make daily, and that people have access to the store at all times and at very fast speeds I can see it revolutionizing the mobile market and digital distribution (if it hasn't already). Forums are very intruiging things to me, especially for new products. Generally it seems to be about 50/50 between people that are on the boards simply to complain, and those that are there to tell them to shutup. This is exceptionally true with Apple products. Possibly due to the extremely high standards Apple has set for their products, or possibly because it's just human nature. Whatever the case it's always neat to watch with an open mind. Since signing up about 2.5 months ago the Macrumors forums, and it's members have been extremely welcoming, and any question I've had have always been answered intelligently and with class. Hopefully this continues with the new iPhone because when you look at it, it truely is a remarkable product, though like any other it has flaws. Let's be thankful we have such a great community to share our experiences with!