This is starting to become a depressing thread...
I live in an area of the Midwest where it's basically Verizon or crap. I also don't want a big phone, which is why I bought my DROID Mini, so a Dev phone is not a good option for me. As a computer engineer, I look at the specs of my phone and expect so much out of it, but these devices running locked factory ROM's are relatively worthless to me. I want any computing device of mine to be open and configurable, and it's frustrating that I have neither. Do I even have any other options?
I assume not. I apologize for venting/complaining. Please add $50 to my original $50 to make it $100.