This was a good read that I thought I should share. http://m.gizmodo.com/5963773/whats-the-point-of-android-skins?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow Personally, I prefer stock Android but the skins are getting better. I can't stand when Samsung or HTC change vital parts of the OS like the recent apps menu for example. Also, they take up more resources on the phone which could lead to worse performance. Also, this article again says that the carriers are the main problem. Skins can sometimes have some value as well. What's everyone else's opinion?