I bought a Droid Razr from Amazon this past Black Friday weekend, cost me $0.01 only (and free 2 day shipping, gotta love Amazon) with a 2-year new contract with Verizon. Received my Droid Razr on the mail last night. Battery was already at 50%, so I charged it for 1hr 40 minutes and it was at 100%. Then activated the phone without issues. There seems to be a slight sim card issue (re: LTE authentication, addressed in many other threads), but that is a Verizon problem not a Droid problem and Verizon customer service has already shipped a new sim card my way.
I switched from an ancient iPhone 3G which I got in September 2008. Lot has changed since then of course as mobile technology has a very rapid growth rate. I am a total first timer - first time with Verizon (had ATT since I got my first cellphone in 2001), first time using a Motorola device, and first time using an Android device. I am loving the Droid so far. Like the look and feel of it, the speed, smoothness in operation, display and the camera are what I expected from it -- perfect for everyday use for an average consumer! Looking forward to discovering the ins and outs of Android system and the various apps/functionality over the next few days !!