My unlocked Pre+, overclocked, is doing just fine, thankyou, for the last year, now.
It does almost everything I need, except, since Im on T-Mobile so I don't get 3G data speeds. When it comes out "this summer", Im sure the Pre 3 will, once again, not be using T-Mobile data frequencies and I will likely wind up buying one and then unlocking it to use it with EDGE and wifi only, so that I can take advantage of the larger screen and keyboard, and the software upgrade path that WebOS 3 will eventually bring to it - staying on the Pre+ is an "OS dead end", unfortunately, and that is disappointing, but, its the reality that I have come to terms with. The hardware is there to support the new features, but, not in the way Enyo and WebOS 3.0 needs it to be.
I don't need to have the latest or greatest smartphone, but, I do want to make sure that what I have is being supported well enough to use all of the hardware it has.
It's been an interesting ride with HP, this past year - we'll see how this goes over the next few months - so far, 6 months, 1 device released - HP said last year that they plan an average of 1 device every two months for 6 devices in 2012 - if that is still their plan, then we might see an onslought of WebOS devices in the last half of this year.
And, yes, lots of great new smartphones coming out all of the time.. some incredible hardware, too, but, in the end, a smartphone has to work as one needs to to be, or else its just an expensive toy - its the OS that makes the long term difference - the hardware is good for a day or two of excitement, and then eventually goes away...