I'll give up sliders as soon as they get one with a built in "holographic" keyboard; the one that projects a keyboard onto a surface and detects key-presses via camera.
I can only Swype so many things before I go absolutely insane. :P
I'm just worried this thing isn't going to be a vanilla android experience since a) its on verizon and we'd only be that lucky and b) they removed the nexus tag. Hopefully verizon just wants to ride off the "droid" popularity and this thing is a vanilla android, unlocked, beast of a phone.