I had an AirRave too and I share your sentiments. I had issues with my AirRave and it seemed a bit frustrating that I had to use one in the first place. I dropped the AirRave and got a land-lind.
Long-time customer benefits gone, no 3G or 4G in my Area, & with Verizon Family plans only $10 more a month (for my plan w/discounts)
... my decision next year has been made an extremely easy one.