Very well written, Del.
I watched the entire conference, too. They're certainly a laid back bunch, I'll give them that. They're either extremely confident in what will be their end product, or they're totally ignorant and oblivious to what's been going on around them and the expectations that people have.....those of us here at PinStack included.
Despite what we've become, let's not forget our roots here at PinStack. If there is any group of people more hopeful than us that RIM pulls this off, I'd like to meet them. BlackBerry is what brought us all here, and in the end, what caused many of us to leave.
PinStack is not going anywhere soon (I hope). Let's also hope that RIM's confidence holds true and that BB10 and its accompanying device will give it the edge it once had in the smartphone world.