**Begin rant** Pre-iOS 7 versions of iOS have been pretty stable for me. I experienced frequent springboard and Safari crashes with iOS 7.0, though iOS 7.1 has largely fixed it. Now I still experience lag when using the multitasker and my screen brightness sometimes dims for no apparent reason (I have auto brightness turned off). Even pre-iOS 7 betas are more stable than iOS 7. Tim Cook's decision to appoint Jony Ive to head of software design was a horrible idea. All the useless animations use up a lot of the measly 1gb of RAM (I know I can turn them off, but the phone should be able to work smoothly right out of the box). I'm beginning to look for other alternatives, more specifically Windows and stock Android phones. I refuse to accept flavored Android as an alternative due to lag on almost every device I've used. **End rant** Is anyone fed up enough with iOS 7 to look for alternatives? My iPhone 5s is still currently on contract, so I might look for other alternatives once my contract is up. I understand that some people, like me, are heavily invested in the iOS ecosystem and are thus reluctant to switch. I do have an iPad Mini, though, so I can still use iOS apps.