Downgrading my iPhone to iOS 3

I finally took the steps to downgrade my iPhone 3G from iOS 4 to iOS 3. The lose of responsiveness of basic features in iOS 4 is in no way made up by the new features, especially as few of them work with the 3G hardware. I followed the directions on the Lifehacker page at How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3G[S] from iOS 4 to iOS 3.1.3.