Ditto, I just broke the 8800 out last night and it felt like I was messing with a vcr. The speed I can hit on the buttons of the iPhone is insane. I think what makes it possible is how lightly you have to touch the screen when typing opposed to having to use a fair bit of pressure in comparison for other phones.
Made my 8800 keyboard feel big and gaudy =). Never thought I would say that!