To echo what has already been said, the BB 8300 is a great device. It is quite different from the Palm world - so don't expect an immediate transition. But once you get a feel for it, you will find it:
- more stable
- initially harder to use, but then much faster to use once you learn the ropes
- capable of almost everything you could do on the palm
- capable of many things you couldn't do or couldn't do well on the palm
- a very reliable communication tool
I am a mac user, and I found that my curve syncs better than any of my previous palms ever did. I use Missing Sync, and would absolutely recommend you get it because it just makes the whole sync thing a bit easier and smoother.
Let us know what you decide to do!