No... the problem is with people who buy a business class device, and expect it to be a consumer class device with all the features of a business class device. Smart phones are cheap because there is no integration with a business network. You don't have the encryption of a blackberry, you don't have access to your intranet, you don't have security policies. All this stuff takes time and money to develop. If you want the feature of a blackberry, you have to pay. Just because *you* are not going to use the features of hosted BES, doesn't mean it's not worth it.
Maybe you are right and a blackberry isn't for you, you need someothing with more consumer perks and less business perks. Let me know how the 9300 is when you get one, looks like a real badass toy... Maybe I can get another demo line and one of them...