Yes I think its a good thing. I only knew of this phone because I keep up with gadget news outlets(Engadget, etc).
Though reading this kinda leaves me a bit sad
Flash 10.1 will not be supported on all Android phones? | Google Android Blog
So even if we get to Android 2.1, we may still be left behind.
"Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."
-- Richard P. Feynman