@mdrockwell from my point of view, nothing that I would want to be able to do on my phone is worth the possible risk of loosing my personal data.
I'd rather Apple keep tight control of eveything becuase I simply dont trust many other companies to do so. With that said the way the App store is run currently needs a drastic overhaul. The level of scammers that get away with things and the smaller developers being taken advatantage of doesn't sit well with me.
I am just not convinced that providing third party apps stores is a solution.