I would have said yes until the Samsung Fascinate came out. Such an amazing phone and it's only a little over a month old and the customization for it is amazing.
Absolutely pick up a Droid 1! Best phone going, with a combination of cool features AND an unlocked bootloader. Easy to root and enjoy all of the numerous roms and themes. You flat out can't go wrong with the D1.
GSM Galaxy Note 3 (Black) - Straight Stock
GSM Galaxy Note 2 (Titanium) - Rooted running Jedi X20 Rom
GSM Galaxy Nexus (Black) - Straight Stock
GSM Samsung Galaxy S3 (Red) - Rooted running Deadly Venom v8.0.1 Rom
Haven't seen anything out there that has made me think twice. Love my droid...
The only thing I would wonder about is Gingerbread. If that comes out and the Droid isn't able to handle it, I may have to start looking.....All depends on if the devs can port it over....
Definitely get the "OG" Droid. I also came from the Dare and I bought my phone off contract back in December and it was the best decision I've ever made. I keep getting offers from Verizon for early upgrade but haven't used it because nothing has me excited enough to switch yet. I'm waiting for next year's phones.