I think it's stupid that Costco's wireless partner won't let you do out-of-cycle upgrades. As in, I'm not at my upgrade date, and have to pay the retail price anywhere I go. It wasn't like I was going to get it there anyway, but a cheaper-than-"full retail" upgrade option is always welcomed. Oh well.
No Biggie... I stopped by the Verizon kiosk at the mall this evening, hoping to play with a working Thunderbolt and check on an X2. The woman there said they didn't have it and had no idea what the X2 was; then I pointed out her dummy X2 unit with associated sign. It can be good to think of some Verizon salespeople as store clerks rather than technology folk.
The folks at Best Buy were awesome, though. (Now am pondering the LG Revolution for it's nice features and look; I think it seems like a good phone, and I can't wait much longer to get rid of my broken sms phone.)