Well, I just checked the catalog and it doesn't show up for my Pre 2 for Verizon, which is weird, because I have the app on it. Of course, I actually loaded it onto my phone when the final switch over from Wachovia occurred, and I was still on my Pre+, which was just about 3 or so months ago. What's even more odd is that it had an update about a month ago to add Bill Pay on the app. Perhaps there is an issue with the app being improperly listed (i.e. they didn't check the Pre 2 availability box when they put it in the catalog). Perhaps an email to Wells Fargo customer service can quickly correct this.
As for news readers, there are several very good ones, so I don't understand what you are complaining about here, unless you just want the one that was on Android that happens to not be available on webOS.
As to maps, nDrive and Navit are both available. The former is a little pricey, but it loads the maps that you want onto the phone in case you lose your data connection.
Personally, I find all the apps I need. I don't need 1800 fart apps. I don't need 300 rolling ball maze games. Another 300 block breaker games. Nor several hundred solitaires and Mahjongs. And I don't need an app for every website I want to visit. webOS has at least one of the vast majority of different general app types (twitter clients, RSS feads, Podcasts, Facebook, IM's, task managers, converters, notes, list management like shopping lists and others, various media players, et al). The simple reality is that many of us find all the apps we need in the catalog. There are quite a lot. Is there a lot of variety? For some types, like twitter clients, yes...many others...no.
For me, as long as there are quality apps for the functions I want and need, the OS itself simply makes the difference. For many of us, the clunky inconsistent nature of Android is not what we want to deal with. For everyone, it's personal. Everyone has different needs and likes. If you don't like the phone...move on. But if those 3 types of apps are all that are making you give up, then I don't think you are looking hard enough.