I would definately try it out for a couple of days at least and if you don't like it then return it and if you do then keep it...
I was a die hard QWERTY keypad fan before i got an iPod Touch - the software and UI are to die for but the amount of useless crap available for the iPod Touch (and subsequently the iPhone for that matter) is unbelievable...
1) Battery pulls are impossible unless you have amazing telekenetic abilities
2) Personally i don't like the iPod Touch/iPhone feedback-less touch screen
3) the battery life it self is crap
4) it aint a messaging phone that's for sure
Again those are just my personal points of view however i was that impressed with the Storm 2 that i refused the Bold 2 in order to have it... And i haven't looked back since
One happy Storm 2 owner here (albeit in the UK)