I have kept my pre in good shape, mainly by making sure I open and close slide gently.
the power button is faulty, as many have experienced. But other than that, my pre is fine.
The more I think about it, the waiting is not a bad thing, give us more time to think over it.
Obviously, if you pre is broken, there isn't much choice. But for me, the waiting and delay give me more time to look at pre3 and ask, do I really need it? So far the answer is "maybe". (yes if there will be a working video chat over 3G/4G with a pc).
Rush into buying things is not smart, and waiting can prevent that.