I'd say the bootloader question wouldbe a 50-50. It really depends on the hardware in this phone. If this thing will meet/make any hype in my opinion has to do with the specs of this badboy. Will it be quad core? How about battery life? Will it get Jelly Bean? Will it take 7 months to be implemented? Will it come out the same week Google releases their "K" OS? All of these things, many will go unanswered or be lied about. My biggest issue, I hate the soft keys because they lack the settings button. I use the settings button as often as I use the home button. And I've used the UI without a normal settings button and it's a pain. They put the settings menu in different places in different apps and menus. It sucks.
Guess we'll see what this actually ends up being. I'd consider it with unlockable bootloader, quadcore processor and MAxx-like battery life. Without those 3 things, I'll keep my current gear, it's just not a big enough step up.
All great points. I am in the same boat, My OG Razr does everything I need it to and I'll continue to use it and my unlimited data unless this phone is a home run. If I am to buy a new phone and change my data plan, it needs to be the next best phone on the market, not a minor upgrade over my current.