Heh, I've been a Palm user since the Palm III days, so yeah, I am aware of Palm's abilities and their place in the history of PDAs.
Originally Posted by redninja
However, this is a first for them. Expecting so much out of the Pre/Pixi is like expecting Microsoft to have a fully polished, next-gen OS after 10 years of XP. Vista was a steaming pile of crap. (Not comparing here, so bear with me) Vista had some good points, but they missed it in some critical areas. I don't believe Palm has done that. The worst they've done is releasing the Pre maybe 6-12 months premature. What keeps me going is that the hardware is capable - and matches the iPhone in those capabilities - but we are stuck in software that isn't mature enough to reliably handle all that the hardware can do.
So again, I say patience. I am hopeful and positive as Palm has a precious uncut gem in the webOS+Pre combination. To end with another lucid analogy: we'll see just how good their gemcutters (devs) are.