Similar to Dawg, only I wasn't forced to use one...a co-worker gave me their used one, and I was totally hooked. Really nothing social or psychological involved, it just is the most efficient device out there for my needs.
Having said that, I do take a great deal of pride in being a member of the community here at BBF, and I am sure that this factors into my loyalty towards the product.
1st Step in Troubleshooting: Do you have a BlackBerry Data Plan?
2nd Step in Troubleshooting: Pull the Battery.