Free tablet and the Simpsons? Sign me up.
Twitter did the same thing to me just the other day, dropped my phone to 20% in less than 3 hours, so I uninstalled it. Didn't use it enough to even check settings.
I don't use a task killer, but I run system panel, which I suppose could be a task killer (not auto), but I use it more like task manager in windows, just because I like seeing all the info about my phone.
Haven't been able to update to the new version yet, the installer has been giving me a Down for Maintenance error, but I do look forward to using this new version.
Been using swype since it was actually a long wait to get into the beta, was around version 1 I believe, and it only get's better. Version 3 was the biggest improvement I've seen. I swap between using it and Swiftkey X, and really it's just depends on which mood I'm in. Swype is the best swiping keyboard and Swiftkey X is the best tapping(in my opinion anyways.)