Well, it seems smitra123 is the only person that truly has a problem with LG. I could not care about the camera or the other features. I never take pictures and the others features simply came with the phone that I got. I have had them all, from A to Z and I personally have no problem with the LG 6100. I don't know what happened with smitra123's LG, I don't know what his/her story is and I don't know if he/she has ever owned one. Maybe he/she dropped the phone or was shammed. Who knows, who cares.
As far as companies deciding to go hi end, that is not uncommon. Radio Shack at one time only sold Radio Shack brands. Now they sell name brands, a lot of the TV's that had a Radio Shack logo on them were made by RCA and a lot of the electronics were made by Pioneer and Toshiba. Even clothing stores upgrade their merchandise. The Gap for example...at one time they were called "The Gap" and sold cheap low end clothes. Now the store is called "Gap" and they sell high end stuff that you can even see in GQ magazine. So, what planet is this writer from?
I have two LG's, one was on stand by for 6 days with bars and one I used to talk on and of course that had to be recharged twice within a week. If you don't believe that...that is on you. You most likely got a sham LG or a refurbished LG. Who knows? But, from what the people I know that have them at my office said...in regard to how well they work and from what I read before I bought my phone. All fingers pointed to the LG and I have no regrets. Of course they have better phones out there. But, I have had not one problem with my phone regarding sound, calls and anything else you can think of. Read the professional reviews that say LG is a bad phone and post the link so we all can learn something from you.
By the way, I don't work for LG. So, I am not pushing them. I am just stating my experiences with the phone itself. If it was junk and I was having problems with it. I would mention it. I have no reason to lie and I don't make one red cent posting on this forum. The people who read what I write can take it for what it is worth and for the people that have LG, I doubt you are going to find the majority complaining about them. Of course you have a few wackos that feel that nothing is good enough regardless of the brand, etc.; So, those type of people will always complain. I am not that type of person. I only call things they way I see them.