I don't think many of these reviews are giving the 9800 a fair shake. It isn't a Droid or an iPhone, and can't be compared to one either.
Maybe we should have had a faster processor - but that eats battery. We could have had a better screen, but that also eats battery. RIM can't win, no matter what they do.
Consumers want one thing, technophobes want another, and business wants yet another. You cannot make one device for every use.
Plus, I am not 100% certain that these so called experts who do the reviews really have a clue about what they are reviewing. Have they even used a BB before?