Just for the record - I live about 100 miles from 4G (about 120 miles from Atlanta) and I bought the BIONIC on drop day.
4G is not the only thing to go gaga over the phone. In your case, ICS would be the biggest thing to go gaga over, anyway - 4G is almost nothing compared to ICS.
Relax, get the Nexus and be happy. At least you sometimes travel to a 4G area - I'm in a Master's program right now so I almost never do....