My concern about setting up as new, which I don't recall ever doing aside from my first iPhone, what about your contact list, text messages and pictures/folders? I need my text message strings.I love reading your stories. Can't wait to see the video.
I always set up my new phones from scratch. I like to start fresh once a year when I get new hardware and not risk the potential for problems that comes from using a backup that was made on an older phone. A lot of people use them without problems, but I have seen some problems carried over to new devices. It takes a couple hours to set it up, but it's only once a year and it's worth it to me.