Regardless of when the release is, I'm excited... Though I think I'd be more excited about a Facebook update. :P
Anyways, after years and years of being on countless internet forums, chat rooms, blogs and whatnot... The only advice I have for everyone here is regardless of what you say, someone else will say something different. Some may say it in a considerate way, but the internet is notorious for being a place where people feel more powerful, more confident and sometimes more edgy and mean. Not accusing anyone here of that, but it WILL happen almost everywhere you go online. With that said, I can understand your feeling attacked, but I'm also a strong believer that it can be shrugged off just as easy as getting upset over it. After all, it is just the internet. No one here is forcing anyone to believe anything. Even better, with the internet as anonymous as it is, there's no proof that the person on the other side that may possibly be angering you is as righteous as they are making themselves out to be.
Actually, I think I got way into that post. Sorry if it offends anyone. Not taking anyone's side, just voicing (typing) my opinions on the internet culture.
Anyways, back on topic... While I was using my Blackberry I learned that unless you've got someone pretty high up in the business, a wireless provider employee is usually less-likely to know about future updates than communities dedicated to the phone in question. Most wireless reps like phones, but its still just a job and here in America, who actually tries to go above and beyond at work? Hell, if they get a commission off of a deal they'll straight out lie. :P