Picked up the Verizon Wireless Galaxy S3 Yesterday , so far so good. some of the bloat is rather annoying however, android 4.0 is able to disable most of those apps. Funny thing is this phone does everything i had previously modified my other phones to do using root out of the box except for 1 thing (block ads in applications) It does everything else i had modified my Droid 3 and OG Droid to do without any further modifications. So for the time being (Until they manager to put custom roms on the GS3 Verizon model.) I will leave it unrooted and see where it goes.