Went out tonight to a Verizon store in Reston, VA. They didn't have a demo unit on the floor, but I was able to get assurance that they would have plenty Friday.
Went over to the Best Buy in the next shopping center, and they had one in their display. I can see what the gripe is about with the keyboard...it will take some getting used to. It barely has a feeling when you are typing...but, again, I'll get used to it. It's not going to keep me from getting it, because I am too far sold on the phone in general