I just got back from the Verizon store where I ordered (2) Pre II's.
Congrats and welcome I think you'll find the Pre2 a very enjoyable device. I've had mine for over a month now (was a Pre owner on Sprint) and I find it to be a fantastic day-to-day phone for my purposes. FreeTether works like a charm for me and is very easy to set up, so I doubt you'll run in to trouble with it. I've used it many times to tether up my iPad2 and it's always worked flawlessly.

I am glad I started reading posts on this site but it is all of your fault that I spent the money today!
I am always glad to be someones enabler when it comes to gadget-buying