I am a long term Verizon customer. Must be about 15 years now. However, my Bionic is my last Verizon phone. Not because of how they and/or Motorola treats the Bionic. Not because it is taking forever to get ICS on the Bionic. Those are frustrations, but not show stoppers. Verizon does have a great network and a reasonably competent support system.
My reason for leaving Verizon is I am not willing to give up unlimited data. I travel a lot for work, and some months my data usage is very high and other times it is low. I probably average 3-4 gig a month.
I will keep my Bionic as long as possible. It is a great phone. I am running .232 ICS and love it. New would be fun, but this is fine for now.
When I need to upgrade, if I can't keep my unlimited plan then I will try another provider, there are many that offer unlimited data. I realize not all unlimited data plans are equal, will have to do my homework.
For me, the new share everything plans just mean I would share more of my money with Verizon.
That is correct. Pay full price, keep unlimited data. One thing a lot of people don't realize, you only get charged for data usage when you're on 3 or 4g not when you're on wifi. I thought I was a heavy user. Then I saw that one month I used only about a gig and a half. That's because when I was home, I was on wifi. Truthfully I've never gone over 2 gigs. That's what you've got to monitor before making the decision to upgrade.