Considering the costs, the keyboard just isn't quite excellent enough to justify it
That being said, I feel as if it has a slight identity crisis. The sliding keyboard appeals to business types; the outstanding camera appeals to photography junkies; the power appeals to gamers and power users; the Sense UI appeals to smartphone newbies - who is this really for? It could be argued that these features means it appeals to all these types, but in reality, a do-it-all may not be as useful to people as something that does only what they want, except better. Even if I don't know who this is right for, I'm sure there are many out there looking for a powerful qwerty slider with an outstanding camera, which is exactly what the myTouch 4G Slide is. For Yanks, this is well recommended if you can cope with the below average battery life.