Re: Is WP7 right for me?
I agree that the answer is no for now, but it depends on when their devices are released and when the update comes.
I'm hoping for copy/paste and voice nav in Bing Maps among other things.
Verizon can't really cripple anything in WP7, nobody can. All they can do is add their own apps on top of what's already there, that's what At&t did. At&t Nav comes installed, but to use it you have to pay for it. You can uninstall it though. I uninstalled all but a couple of At&t apps.
You listed some features that you use, but what do you actually use your phone for? that would be a better determination of if WP7 is right for you.
Are you big on media (music, videos, pics, etc), games, and social networking? If so, then WP7 will probably be a good fit.
Or are you a business user? Android might be a better fit right now.
Right now, WP7 is geared towards the media and social networking crowd rather than the business user. With a few enhancements, it could be a productive phone too.
You might want to read my editorial on the homepage too.