I'm really liking the 8x so far, can really tell a difference over my Droid X... now dealing with Verizon on the other hand not so much. After delay and then no follow up information, not even the apology email, about the only thing I could tell was that my credit card had been charged, but hadn't shipped yet. Went to the store on the off chance they had one, which they did. Spent about a half hour trying to cancel the order at which point I decided to go ahead and get the phone since I was paying for it outright to keep my unlimited data. Tried to cancel the preorder at home, but forgot the special billing number they had so couldn't even talk to a service rep, went back to the store to get the number and while waiting received the email that it had shipped... 4 hours earlier.
If I had received the email earlier would have waited till Monday, but since before that it was unknown if it would even get here next week I feel good about the decision and will just return the preordered one when it comes in.
I will say that I will never preorder anything again with Verizon as it was just a horrible nightmare... You should always have your preorders taken care of before the store shipments, if they could get them to the store on launch day there's no reason, especially after promising a shipping date, that it couldn't be on my front door the same day.