Being an EE design engineer, I've known darn well how this RoHS SNAFU has sabotaged the electronic industry. With all the compliance and the regulations, commercial industry are forced to eat all the RoHS related cost. Worse yet, the electronic product become much less reliable, due to the lead-free solder, which operates at higher and narrower temperature range than the traditional lead solder. Think about this, you need to use better equipment and more energy for the lead-free assembly, and your end product are less reliable. Then you can proudly throw away the junk and declare that the junk won't pollute the environment.
Gush, have we missed something here? How about all the resources you have wasted away?
Next time when you return that newly bought but choked cell phone to the store, please feel free to extend your middle finger to the store clerks then tell them: