Actually as someone (albeit sarcastically) pointed out earlier, there is a BB app called BeBuzz that allowed you to customize the color and flash pattern of the LED depending on what program the notification was from or which contact it was from. For example, I could have my work email flash green and a missed text message from my wife flash pink/purple alternately. It sounds gimicky, sure, but it also let me know if I could ignore the message or if I should look at it immediately.
Originally Posted by Ipheuria
You might not GAIN anything, but its a matter of convenience to me. Do I GAIN anything having a clothes dryer? I mean, hanging wet clothes on the line in the sun dries them just the same, but the dryer is convenient. And people like options. How about the opportunity to turn it off if you don't want it? I do really like the idea of the square on the home button lighting up...maybe a nice soft on and off glow (with customizeable colors, of course!).
Now for my over the top suggestion:
You know the purple girl hologram from Halo? I want her to appear over my iPhone, whilst being projected from the home button, and tell me I have a message. She can even call me "Master Chief."
To satisfy the poster that wanted Steve to float above his iPhone, you can have Steve Jobs head on her body. Weird, sure, but I bet you a thousand dollars several people would choose that option if it were available. LOL.