It has the best healthcare money can buy because you all pay through the frigging nose for it. Medical insurance over there is a joke- you're insured? Hokai, time to double (if not triple) the price- no worries, you're not paying for it, right?
Just because you don't have proof that the card skimmer on the local ATM isn't sending data back to its installers, doesn't mean it's not. It has the potential to, and it's designed to do exactly that- which should be enough for CIQ to be harpooned with all due haste.
My Legend had a locked bootloader, so did my Sensation. Emphasis on past tense, because you can unlock them quite easily with some help from XDA Devs. My Sensation was literally; "run batch file, wait 3 minutes and watch it reboot a few times, check bootloader: S-OFF. Done."
I just checked a Desire HD we have here at work- bought in the UK a year ago, SIM-free, totally stock. No trace of CIQ in running applications. Maybe this is indeed US-only, or perhaps carrier-branded-only.