it seems i added that second comment while you were replying... here it is

Now I know you will argue that <1 additional dropped call per 100 is a very small amount, but the average dropped calls per 100 for most phones these days seems to be around 1.5 per 100. When you look at it as a possible 50% (just using rough #s) increase in dropped calls per 100, it certainly raises more concern.