OK, have most of the stuff I had before back. Still missing the phone icon, but I can just hit the green button to make a call.
That said, I have a feeling I wasn't supposed to be able to do this through a simple software update. Nothing was pirated or cracked or anything like that. It was all legit software on my phone, with BlackBerry recommending the updates. And it killed my phone.
Needless to say, I'm really bothered by this. My phone company does not support Mac users, and you have to pay BB for the privilege of helping you fix your phone that was borked by their system in the first place.
I would love to know if anyone else has had this issue with the storm and the new DM. PLease tell me I am not alone.