Some people just come here to vent i think.
You would believe a user of nearly 6 years on this site would be more objective, and respect "IMHO" etc..
If you feel your conversations not private yet have the ability to reduce the volume from maximum to silence with 6 incremental stages, then perhaps the problem is with your hearing?
How simple an interface would you require to meet your needs?
Its a shame one of the most advanced handsets ever created doesn't meet your requirements as a consumer, user or developer, but you wont find much agreement here i'm afraid.
All the best.
Edited by XNUK, 08 March 2010 - 11:47 PM.