With the exception of the Symbian platform, I've tried every smartphone there is. They are excellent for doing all sorts of things on your phone. You can browse the internet, watch YouTube, get your emails and (hopefully) make calls. Their capabilities are so amazing, they can easily masquerade themselves to integrate into anyone's daily lifestyle.
There is one disadvantage to that: they are complex. Complex objects are capable of a lot of things, but also carry the risk of complicating one's lifestyle. For many years, I was bitten by that bug, and I'm going to give something new a try.
I'm going back to basics. I canceled my internet and text messaging plan, and am getting an iPod Touch and a super basic phone. Having an iPhone was a wonderful experience, and I would like to continue having that with an iPod Touch. It also allows me to still check my email, though not as frequently (which might be good) and text message my girlfriend via email (since that's our primary mode of communication). I will, however, keep my HotSpots service because I go to Starbucks a lot to study and it's cheaper now (though I'm making cuts there too; no more Chai lattes for me!).
I know that there are a few people here that have done or are doing the same thing; what are your thoughts?