As other's have said, I hardly use the stylus now. Only for a couple of games that are difficult or impossible to use without.
Originally Posted by CGK
Desktop sync? Who cares. As long as I can still sync, and can do Exchange Active sync, that's good enough. But there doesn't seem to be any technical reason why you couldn't build a desktop sync capability (through the cloud).
Apps? Well, most of the apps I use are to fix holes or weaknesses in P-OS or its PIM apps: Butler, Phone Technician, TakePhone, Datebk, ChatterMail, etc. I don't think I'll need most of those kinds of apps on the Pre.
The next category of apps are feature add-ons, like Google Maps, D-T-G, Kinoma, pTunes, etc. Most of those capabilities look to be built in, but some I'll be looking for replacements for. I expect DTG will have a version for the Pre.
The 3rd major category of apps is games, and I'm sure there will be lots of games available.
Will I like having to pay to replace my existing apps? Not really, but time marches on. I'm not still using Word Perfect for DOS on my PCs, and I've paid for at least a few upgrades of MS Office. I'll pay for newer, better capabilities without complaining.