I've been lurking for awhile actually since I got laid off and my company took back by wirelessly connected laptop and cell phone. I rushed out to verizon (best coverage in NH)in order to maintain my cell phone number (ending 9999). I started my own business as an independant sales rep and need a blackberry to communicate on the road. I'm also kind of a hi-tech junkie and like my toys.
That said I'm suffering from a paralysis of analysis. I started this research as the storm 2 rumors of June/July were circulating and before the latest software updates to the storm. I had my mind set that I would wait. Now it seems like it could be another 5-6 months for the storm 2. Meanwhile the original storm's price seems to be dropping and I'm talking to owners who are very happy and a few that aren't. I've certainly read enough negativity to make me wait. The tour looks like a comprimise between the storms with a traditional key pad instead of touch screen but the viewing screen is smaller-not sure what else I'd be giving up.
So unless anyone can provide some words of wisdom to alter my view, I'll wait for the tour and keep an eye on storm 2 release dates and give it some time to hear if recent firmware updates have alleviated issues with the original storm.
Meanwhile I'll keep checking here often.