Currently I have GS8+ that I've had since launch. Prior to that I had a Nexus 6p and loved it. I had it rooted and was quite the crack flasher. Flashed roms daily almost. A lot of fun. Then I got the gs8+ to try something new. I thought to Samsung features would make up for slow ass updates which it kindve does but not having the latest OS right away is bugging me. Right now Verizon has $300 off Pixel 2/XL 2 over 24 month credits. I could get what I owe on the gs8+ and actually have a cheaper monthly bill. The Verizon pixels have locked bootloader so rooting is out of the question right now, but it is really needed? I'm sure it would be cracked eventually but not required now that substratum and things like ad blocker don't require root anymore. What do you think?