Well I pulled the trigger and got one. For $49 at best buy, its probably the best deal in cell phones going right now.
So far so good... it is so much faster than my previous phone its not even funny. Haven't had a chance to play with it too much, but it seems like a great phone. The keyboard is great.
The only drawback so far, and not really the phones fault, is that I drive for a living and I wear polarized sunglasses. When ya turn the phone on the side, like to type, I cant see the screen hardly at all. Good thing I drive at night mostly.
I hope alot of other people pick up this phone, hate to see it go to the dust heap in a hurry. I would have thought people that like customizing their phone would really like it because of the unlockable bootloader.
Guess time will tell...