I did, and I think I'm going to end up staying on the Slider instead and returning the Elite. The main reason being is that the Elite screen @ 3.5" is still a little too small to type on. The Slider only has a 3.2" screen but when you pull out the keyboard, you have the full screen available (half of it is taken up by the virtual keyboard on the Elite) and the keyboard works very well. My Nokia Lumia 710 has a 3.7" screen and that's about the mininum screen size I'd go if you'll be doing any amount of text entry or web browsing.
Of course.. Keep in mind that my Virgin Mobile phone isn't my main phone so the insanely limited ~110mb available on the Slider for apps is not a deal breaker for me. I don't even have that many apps on my main phones either, but I know for a lot of people they want tons of apps and games. The Elite had upwards of 800mb available for apps. Also - the Elite definitely feels snappier and it also does Adobe Flash.
Overall, I really like the Slider. I'd buy another if something happened to the one I'm using. But let me say this -- I've been a diehard BlackBerry fan for ages so I REALLY like the QWERTY keyboards. For those who don't care, I guess it's not as big a deal..
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