After spending my entire cell phone experience with whatever free phones AT&T was willing to hand me, I finally decided to quit being so cheap and get a smartphone, and got the Captivate. Man, what I was missing!
I love the Captivate. I'm quickly coming to grips with the features, thanks a great deal to the helpful tips and tricks on this forum and many Google searches.
I'm still undecided about rooting the phone. So far I see no need, but if AT&T drags their feet with Froyo, that may change.
The only thing about the phone that I have issues with is its performance in marginal signal areas, which unfortunately includes my house. My old Razr didn't have many problems there, but the Captivate has dropped more calls than I care to think about. I'm hoping there something I can do about that, but so far haven't found the answer.
Anyway, thanks for the forum, and hopefully I can get to the point of helping rather than just taking.