I ran the set up wizard and got rid of the extra language dictionaries. I don't notice any lag. Thanks you to the super early adopters for sharing this info.
I am not having any issues as far as audio goes. I turned the earpiece up(it's quite low out of the box) on the first test call to check my work voicemail this morning. It's quite loud and clear once the volume is adjusted.
Not having any issues with reminders either. I read stuff when it comes in (using Dimension Zen theme) and the notifier icon goes away.
I'm not sure why people gripe about the screen. I have still have the original screen protector on it (for now) and even with that it's a very nice screen to look at ... I am not coming from a Pearl, though, but from a 7130c so I guess my mileage varies in that regard.
I've got all my phonebook ringers set up and that was really quite easy, simpler in fact, than I was expecting it to be.
My only gripe was that even though the desktop manager SAID all my 7130c stuff was put on my Curve, when I went to look for the wallpapers, calendar items and my address book those things weren't there. I guess I can live without the calendar items since I have all that info at work. I did sync with Outlook and got my address book on the phone.
I don't know if that's the Curve itself or the desktop manager software. But, I worked around those initial set up hiccups and am getting the device to my liking slowly but surely.