I was able to easily get used to SureType. I am a heavy T9 texter on my cell phone and it was about the same concept. So the suretype vs. full keyboard was not an issue to me.
The biggest reason I went to the 7130c from the 8700c was form factor. I loved how small and slim it was. When I placed the 8700c against my head it looked funky. I preferred the smaller size. Was able to use my smaller purses again. Ha.
Device: Sprint 8330 Curve - Crimson
My heart belongs to Seattle18 (Who I met on the Forums, ironic.)