I thought the same thing, but a friend of mine has the N1 and loves the trackball on it. He says it is easier to edit text with it. For example if he misspelled a word, it's easier to scroll to the point than to touch the screen to the exact point.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken.
Even a mosquito doesn't get a pat on the back until it starts to work.
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
[BES 5.0.3 / GroupWise 2012 HP2]