I am not quite sure how you can claim that the screen is useless outdoors. It has the same reflectivity in sunlight as the iPhone and the Storm 2. I have compared them all side by side and there is no difference in visibility under direct sunlight. It kind of makes me wonder if this aspect was actually tested. If the device were AMOLED it would likely be even worse.
I have had this phone since Sunday and the only real complaint I have is that battery life could be better. However, many times in the past for me the battery life improves after the first few full charges.
I also forgot to mention that Motorola has already committed to a 2.1 build of Android for this device. Most of the delay in 2.1 has been attributed to the necessary updating to the blur portion of the software.