Yes, as you might image I do read a lot of the threads here. Personally, no one I know has rejected an 8700 in favor of a 7200.
I don't pay much attention to reviews; the only opinion I really value is my own. And I am sharing my opinion, that's all.
If I paid attention to reviews, like the ones Walt Mossberg writes in the Wall St. Journal, all I would own is Palm.
I got an 8700g because virtually every executive in our company demanded them (and none have returned them) and SOMEONE has to support them. At least that was my excuse
Now if you ask my opinion of the 71xx keyboard, that's a little different...