Two weeks ago, I received VS G-TAB. The next day I rooted it and installed a VegAN-Tab rom. That's not the problem. The problem is that I am regretting moving away from stock. The stock apps were much better than anything I have downloaded from the android market. All the market apps like calendars, contacts, etc. want to sync with Google which is something I absolutely do not want. Also, although I realize that many others disagree, I like the dashboard interface. I know how to restore my GTab back to stock and that's not the problem. The basic problem is when it comes to third-party apps. There are certain apps that I need to have such as a scientific calculator, a note taker, and the ability to write handwritten notes on the screen. Also I would like to replace the stock clock with one with numbers. Ok, that's the background and context of my questions. My question is how limited is the stock OS in running third-party apps? Why is the android market not supported? I realize that VS provides alternatives to the android market, but really, how difficult would it had been for them to support the android market? Finally, how many (stock) firmware updates have there been, and what do they add besides Flash and USB? Thanks.