Oooo... I was just looking into that phone as a second line about an hour ago... I think I might wait a little longer to see what else is available. I miss the keyboards as well!
I'm still missing the keyboard, but the phone is so much faster than any I have used before, i'm willing to live with it for now. If you do get one, don't get the otter box case for it, that case won't fit in the car dock or the home dock, and its nearly impossible to take the case off. The application manager isn't really configured by default either, so until you go in and set the "turn this application off eventually" flag, your battery life will suck even in standby mode. Afther that though its pretty decent, and really, really fast. I haven't managed to find anything that can bog it down so far.
The onscreen keyboard works pretty well. For some reason I tend to personally have a difficult time with capacitive touchscreen devices recogizing my fingers, I guess I have a weak electrical field or something. Anyways, this one does a better job than most, but i'm still having to retype the occasional letter.
I think if someone makes a bluetooth slide out keyboard like the one that thinkgeek had for the iphone, I'd probably buy it. I also really wish this thing had a powermat charger. Aside from that, I'm liking it so far.