Verizon sent me a brand new palm pre 2 under my warranty because my pre plus was giving me problems (also without having to renew my contract, awesome!) I just received it today and I was surprised at the fact that two boxes came. One the phone came in and the other was a brand new battery and 2 touchstone back covers in packaging. Didn't expect them to do that!
But id just like to say wow, what a difference from my pre plus! They keyboard alone is a lot more 'clickier' if you will. No skipped letters or anything. The bezel and gorilla glass screen make a HUGE difference. Feels smooth and solid in your hand, and I'm a big fan of the brighter light in the gesture area.
Even with my palm pre plus running 2.1 and overclocked, it definitely isn't as smooth as the pre 2. This just makes me even more excited for the pre 3. just letting you guys know my thoughts!