Sort of reminds me of the HP Pre3, a bunch of folks said similar things about that phone (which I use daily) when it finally got into the hands of users even though it was canceled. They said *this* was the phone that should of been the launched a long time ago - not the Veer, maybe not even the Pre2 etc etc..
I was always *absolutely* convinced the Pre3 wouldn't make a dent in anything especially having a launch date so close to an Apple product, the idea was suicide really(turned out to be literally I suppose). WebOS needed a ton more work. I did feel that at the time(before the axe fell) that Pre3 would just be another step in the journey.
BBOS sounds like it works alright, just missing the good selection of native apps. I don't know BB like I know WebOS - but I suppose it's not hard to guess the Z30 isn't going to change BB's fate.
I'd be pretty happy with just a good web browser, photo viewer, and video player along with basic messaging and phone calls. Unfortunately even the Pre3 is faltering for me in most of those categories these days.
Hoping a 64G Note 3 comes out and that turns out to be a good device for me, never really used Android (or IOS) before - but I do like the idea of having a lot of knobs and buttons to use to customize, one of the things a lot of users seem to hate about Android.
I thought about Windows Phone, and BB as possible platforms but I think my use of Linux as my desktop means Android is likely going to be the best bet. I don't see a future for Ubuntu phone or firefoxOS either (Canonical+Mozilla have been consistently pissing off their user bases for the past couple years at least, can't imagine them any more successful in mobile).