Originally Posted by dlscott1111
Agree that the dev edition is available and we are free to buy it. Thats logical and understood.
But another point (and the reason I won't buy it) in my humble opinion, is that if we only have a few dev edition owners compared to the masses of us with nondev phones, there will be scant little development and few roms to choose from.
If there was zero chance of root I still wouldn't buy the dev edition because there would be so little development/roms out there. Am I wrong?
you're not wrong. you're 100% right.
what I don't really understand though is when people buy a gimmicky device like an s5 ( don't get me wrong, I love most of the gimmicks and touchwiz features), and flash a cyanogenmod base ROM on it. why spend the $$ for the s5 when a nexus will do everything asked of it in that regard.
I played with CM based Roms on s3, s4, various galaxy tabs, s3 mini, etc... I always end up back on touchwiz. always. I love the UI, the launcher features, the beautiful weather/clock widgets, all that stuff that makes it what it is.