LOL... I believe you but I don't use the stock messaging app as I hate bubble style messages with a purple passion. I don't even put pictures in my address book. Why would I want them on my notification bar? But thanks for setting me straight. Now I know.
You got to realize, I'm an old fart and need to taken with a grain of salt. I think some of the stuff you guys complain, worry or ask about is just plain silly to me.