TO BE a new-phone owner has historically been an exciting time for me. I can tell that is true for many of you as well. So NOT TO BE considering a new phone, even though mine is 2 years old, is actually a disappointment to me. The more I read about the Note5 (filtering out all the fluff) it really is not that great a buy. The next two desirable options (Moto X Style and the new Nexus) also seem like something that I should probably pass up this year. Don't get me wrong, I have the funds, that is not the issue. I am just not that impressed with the miniscule improvements in design and function. To think that decades after Shakespeare's death, our choices still come down to "to be or not to be" is still the mind-boggling question.