Perhaps I'm getting old. Or thinking more like an old person... but what's the value in spending time with people if they're always "spending time" texting them anyway. Why bother?
I at least support the touch screen phones if for no other reason then it makes texting a little less obtrusive. (I know the established purpose and benefits of texting have been that it's less obtrusive than a phone call... but the sound of txting is something i find more obtrusive than anything else).