That's all well and good, but please be honest and chime in...how many use different memory cards?
I don't. And i'll tell you why. Because i was never compelled to really put video on (a palm device) it to play back. And i don't fall into the camp that i need all the mp3's i own on a portable device.
On the iphone, i had no choice. But i use the space that is available to store things..who wouldn't? But it doesn't mean i really use that space. I seldom watch movies on it even though they're there.
On the Pre, i'll have no choice. If its 8gb, i'll live with 8gb. In this day and age, i stream a lot as well. But more importantly, if it had a card slot, i wouldn't fool with it. It's just more stuff to maintain and carry around. Maybe that's personal choice, but i think it fits a lot of people.
It's really not worth focusing on IMO as i'd worry about other things. This is just the first device in their webOS line.
I'm still tickled to death that sprint is getting a capacitive multitouch device with a real kb from palm that boasts a real browser, better email, and mgmt of contacts, calendar. No more iphone or itunes. This is what i wanted from palm since i first held an iphone. An iphone that wasn't so limited. Palm seems to have delivered.
So, yep, i can rationalize 8gb of storage all day.