Once upon a time, I thought having a stylus in one hand and PDA in another was a pretty cool sight. It seems to make the person look oh-so-important...poking into that machine thing in his/her hand. It's way cooler than punching in the keypad...the reason being....I was stupid.
I am, therefore, now pretty convinced that some bunch of morons or money-hungry idiots are behind this whole stylus idea. If they were the kind of genuises that they so claim to be, why don't they create a type of stylus that is detachable and yet attached to the device. Something that forgetful folks (like yours truly here) and kids don't lose every so often. They're only creating a niche market for others to make money from us.
I've lost or broken (don't ask me how) countless styluses....so many that I dare not count. My kids have their own Nintendo DS's and they come with the AMAZING stylus as well - and you know, kids being kids, they think styluses grow on trees. So, I've spent close to hundreds of bucks just replacing their stylus in a wide range of colors, designs and makes. Some of the replacement or compatible, as they always like to put it, styluses in the market today are so flimsy that I am convinced that it was intentionally designed to be so. The plastic tip of the stylus is so lousy that you would break it if you so much as sneezed when you're poking (as opposed to using) it.
I've broken yet another stylus and am using a spare pair of stylus from my kids' Nintendos. It looks like a mismatch and it doesn't fit into my PDA but I am trying not to purchase another stylus until I start having to use a pencil or pen to poke my PDA.