I don't consider myself a 'power' user. I've used BBs for years as a business tool - telephone, address book and calendar. On an average work day I'll exhaust about 70% of battery capacity.
Coming from an 8900 (which was a good BB), it didn't take long to get accustomed to the Torch. Although to this day, no matter how I adjust the sensitivity of the screen, I still accidentally may brush an app I didn't want to use. The Torch always seems to be a millisecond behind of what I direct it to do. But I can say the same thing about my two month old desktop computer. I've had the Torch freeze three times in the first four weeks I've had it requiring a hard re-boot. But at least it re-boots faster then the 8900. And again, I've also had Windows 7 give me problems recently. A couple weeks back I was advised to perform a hard re-boot every few days (I do it during the weekend and mid-week). Since doing so, I haven't had a freeze.
All in all, I find using the Torch more efficient then the 8900. On occasion I may even browse the Internet (which was painfully slow on the 8900). The major downside is having switched to AT&T (here in Los Angeles). With T-Mobile, I may have had two dropped calls in my two years of service (same with Verizon the previous two years). Since my AT&T switch, I average 2-3 calls per day traveling major boulevards throughout Los Angeles. I was warned NOT to switch to AT&T due to the overload usage of cell sites from iPhone users. But who listens to their brother-in-law?!
BTW, it does sync seamlessly with MS Outlook and the mainstream apps I use work well. On the other hand, the speaker doesn't project as loud as on the 8900. I'm hoping this is a future software fix. Bottom line
Torch - 4 out of 5 stars
AT&T - 2 out of 5 stars