I'll bite on the hijack lol. I personally don't, thought I did initially. I bought my first Pearl on launch day, loved it for about 6 months, then sold it and have been using S60 phones with BB Connect since then. I'm coming back to BB by getting another Pearl (which I'm anxiously waiting on in the mail right now!).
When I decided to come back to Blackberry, my initial thought was to get the Curve. But after playing with one for about an hour in the store, I decided to get another Pearl instead, and then wait on the T-Mobile launch of the Pearl 2. I just can't stand the keyboard on the damned thing, way to cramped for my taste! The Pearl keyboard can afford be cramped thanks to suretype, but full qwerty needs a little more room to breathe!
Now, this is from someone who's been using a Nokia E61i for a while, and it has a great qwerty -- but it's also huge compared to the Curve.
Anyway, that's my .02 cents, I'll wait for the Pearl 2 to come out, then upgrade... I like suretype anyway (I could fly on it on my 7105 and my original Pearl).