In picking the BB Curve, my first smartphone, I looked at the alternatives out there (Palm, Tilt, blah, blah, blah), the features available and how they fit my needs. Then, within Blackberry, I compared the Pearl, Curve, and 8820, and determined that the Curve best met my needs.
Well, today at work, I saw a guy with a new 8310. I asked him why he had bought his Curve. His answer: "Because it's pimpin' and the girls like it."
I think I need to take another look at my priorities.