Really? I don’t think I’m anything special on a phone, and I do think unnecessary restrictions are good. I wouldn’t dream of telling people they shouldn’t choose whatever brand phone they want. Your post seems sorta adversarial, and if mine seemed so, I’m sorry about that. To be honest, I don’t like Android, but reality is what it is. I’d prefer an open iPhone, and being a software guy, I could hack it, but first, that wouldn’t get me apps no one wrote because they couldn’t get approved, and second, it wouldn’t be standing for principle.