I dont see what the deal is with not charging every night either. I think sometimes people forget that when you are using a device that is capable of 3G types of data service adn they can run an intensive web page it's going to use more battery. My phone does get hot when I am charging it....I thought it had to do with the hard case I have it in...we'll see. I'm gonna go buy a silicon case today to see which I like better.
It's not that hard to remember to shut down the screen when you are not using it or to shut off your B/T or GPS when you are done.
This whole weekend I have left all three messengers running, heavy texing, BBM use alot...tons of browsing and a few calls and the phone can go from about 7am till 5 or 6pm before it has about 20% of the battery left. Much better than the first curve I had and a lot better than the iphone...so I am pleased with the battery use.
Color---it's nothing but a hue of the rainbow...why do people place such importance in it?