Well, you guys all might use the phone in another way, meaning, that you restart your phone at least once a day. Comiing from the iphone I have to say that I am not used to reboot my phone once a day, specially not a phone so darn slow at loading the OS.
If you do not reboot there are several issues that arise. Specifically Uberkernel was on all 3 Pres I had not reliable. At least not when keeping the phone online for several days. Deleting Uberkernel usually fixed alle problems.
Same applies to many other patches, things like battery % instead of icons messed up the top bar etc. Iīve had patches that for some reason changed my ringtone, although the patch had nothing to do with that.
So, from my experience as a user not using the device as a sandbox but instead looking for a reliable phone, I do not use any more patches than the ones absolutely necessary (ubercalendar).
Donīt get me wrong, I own an iPhone but really like the Pre, but at the current state of the software they wouldnīt have sold a single item...at least not in Europe.