Originally Posted by sauers513
then I let it go almost down to nothing, until it warned me about the low battery,
I am glad that you are enjoying the forums. There are many conflicting opinions as to what is good for a battery and what is not. I think all will agree that it is never a good idea to deplete a lithium battery all the way or even until the warning. Charge whenever you will not have enough battery to last your next cycle (day, night, whatever). here is more on batteries.
E- Maximum Battery Life - BlackBerryFAQ.com