Luke Wroblewski, in his book "Mobile First" second chapter "Constraints", talks about how users look for the mobile site to do everything that the desktop version does. It reminds me of my colleague who says he always disables mobile sites because he hates them. He believes they are all basically sub-par to the full versions and I would dare to say that is often true.
It made me think, what is the percentage of people who disable the mobile site or choose to by-pass it to see the full version?
The reason this is important is because I have been designing several mobile sites or 480/320 sized versions for a responsive design setup. But how many people are ignoring that and opting in for the full version? How do I account for people with that behavior?
And for those who do, why do they do it? Maybe it is due to not finding what they are looking for and thinking the feature/item is unavailable on the mobile version. It could also be because they are used to the full version due to previous use and prefer to use something familiar that will more quickly help them reach their goal. There are probably more reasons...
Does anyone have experience with research/statistics on these questions or articles that try to provide a framework of thinking for why people by-pass the mobile site?