Sorry about the outdated profile. Verizon is only currently offering the 9650 Bold - which is about the same as my Tour (except without the trackball) and they're offering the Curve 3G 9330. They do have the storm, but I'm not really touch screen literate.
As far as stability, I guess my general feeling is people had less issues with the curve but I could be completely wrong on that. I know my tour had so many issues (sent back 3 times) and still had software glitches.
But if the Bold is the only one that can update to OS 6 -- then that's a big difference. This will be my phone for the next two years so I would like it to be somewhat up to date at the end of that time period.
Thanks for the input! Mostly a lurker around here and never post, so thanks for the advice.