I used to think I was an early adopter. But then then iPhone hit, and I just couldn't feel the hype. I had to go into my local Apple Store today to have an iPod fixed, and discovered that Apple had plenty of iPhones on hand (to try and to buy). So, I gave it a spin.It's beautiful. It's easy to use. It has everything going for it, except two: It's not very easy to type on this thing, whatever Mossberg may tell you. It's just not. It doesn't fundamentally change the value proposition of a phone/PDA combo.
On this first point, I suppose one could get used to hitting a screen and, if Steve Jobs is to be believed, eventually we all will. Why? Well, because Mr. Jobs tells us to. (I'm a diehard Mac fanatic, so I've been convinced by him before against my will. :-)