You would buy a car without taking a test drive, based on information which you gleaned from your friends who owned a similar model or WWW sites (the latter having their own interests at heart), with no recourse to getting any kind of adjustment if it didn’t meet your expectations.
Oh yeah, speaking of cel phones, the iPhone 3G is coming to Telus tomorrow. The blab I got says "What every pocket wants." Yeah, especially Telus's deep pockets!!