@cwebber i should mention that my baseline for phones has been:
- two Nexus 7 tablets that both died after about a year
- several old Nokia phones, all with various defects, some getting worse with use
- Galaxy Nexus that LineageOS dropped support for out of the blue and left me wondering why i'm not getting updates.
- phones of friends that were functional, but expensive, impossible to repair when half of them broke their screens, and riddled with bloatware apps, and of course locked down so in a few years will have outdated software.
so, with the PinePhone i know that it's just going to get better. and i don't rely on my phone so much that a few bugs would stop me, so i'm basically happy doing beta testing. but it's a damn good beta test so far.