Thanks for the help.
Like I said, I just dont think I could handle the storm for the reasons I gave. I am sure most of the users who enjoy it are new blackberry users are light users. I quickly adapted to suretype and then the full keyboard, but I feel as this is to different.
I know friends who get some crazy Nokia phones from China and have them unlocked, so I am shocked to hear no one can or has done a bold on Verizon (or hasn't read this thread).
Hopefully the next blackberry has it all in one, and Verizon has it