My N82 has finally arrived.
My initial impressions are 'ho hum'. E71 has really spoiled me with full QWERTY. The numerical keys on the 82 are very small. The soft keys, d-pad and media+menu keys are horribly placed. I don't have large hands by any means so I know it's not me, but I can not get used to using those keys. The d-pad is also much flatter and gives less feedback than I am used to. The screen is nice and large for a handset of this size.
I will give it a try for a few weeks and try to get used to Nokia's T9 (again) and the subtle differences between N and E-series devices (again).