Thanks all the tips re: battery. It arrived and was about 2/3rds charged. I charged it for an hour before using it and am now charging it up to full capacity.
I'm still prefer HTC Sense to Touch Wiz, but I think I might install Launcher Pro. Nice to have my purchased apps carry through from my Desire (News Rob Pro, SwiftKey and Documents to Go).
Internet access through 2degrees seems 'faster' but I may just be imagining this.