I know quadrant is not the best benchmark out there but it is a standard that I have used on the phones I own.
I was just at the local VZW store and was shocked to see the Charge come in at 998 the first run and 1009 the second run. I can get over 1000 with my D1 overclocked to just 900Mhz.
Does the TouchWiz overlay really cause that much of a system strain?
Other than performance I really liked the phone. Display was sharp and the formfactor is sleek.
I am on the upgrade "hump" right now. I will keep my D1 until either it does not do something that I need/want it to do or VZW starts tiered 4G data plans.