The app store is still working. The Veer is a special case. The small size of the Veer makes it useful for me where I don't want to carry something (working out, dinner party). I use it mostly as notification of emails, texts, calls, a very useful straight talk hotspot, music. Its also a great phone for overseas.
I do not use it for much else including a browser as the screen is too small. I do not consider it a best usage case for webOS for my purposes.
I agree with this quote below for webOS which for me is best experienced on a Pre2 (stability). My Pre3 Verizon is easier to use because of size but is laggy. I am a basic user and like the spirit and innovation of the community. There is nothing llke it.
Since you have another phone OS lying around in case you need apps that are not supported on webOS, you may enjoy experimenting also with a webOS device.
"Depends on what you're wanting to do, my friend. If you're like me, and only use a handful of apps daily (Carbon for Twitter, Forums app, the rest are email, calendar and texts), you'll probably find life with the Pre2 or Pre3 delightfully simple.
I have a 4S, and a couple of Android phones; I use them from time to time, but I usually just pocket the Pre3 each day. Just feels good, does what I need, and I enjoy it... that's the most important thing."