The UI for it isn't always great or consistent
Yeah that's exactly what I was referring to. For instance, in the GMail application, you have to go to Menu --> More --> Select Text.
In Gingerbread, you will be able to do a long-press on any app to bring up the Text Selection menu. It isn't this way in 2.2.1 and earlier.
If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will - I got spare time...
Everyone, buy an iPad so we can all keep eating shit in a box from Apple!