Yes, as The Chief posted, the manual is pretty much useless, but it (was) is better than nothing at all. And depending on which forum(s) sites you read can give one a very skewed opinion of this bad-to-the-bone-phone.
I haven't had any troubles at all, except for the auto-focus on the camera doesn't give me the four green corners, but the pics still come out as good as can be for a camera on a phone. And like MrLibra, I have done my research on which apps I go ahead and install, and have only installed maybe
ten or so myself.
If any of you guys have read the 'zoo' over at Howardforums about this phone, then that would be a good place to get some anti-advertising for this phone. Take it slow, do your research about the apps, and you should really love this phone.
My only problems are that it's my first touch screen phone, and damn is it sensitive! But that's a good thing. The only other so far is that the volume rocker is right where my fingers go over the phone whil I put it back into my VZw face-in belt holster/clip thereby adjusting the volume somewhere I didn't want it to be. Easy fix. Hit the power button real quick and lock it. No problem.
Like The Chief said, it does have a steep learning curve, but hey, that's what makes this phone, IMHO!
p.s. As for all the reports of random re-starts, locking up, and whatever else, IMHO those ppl have NOT done enough research about the apps compatability with the droid before just going pell-mell and installing everything in sight to their phone.