I was worried a bit about texting. I have lived without a Smartphone, and texting, for all my life. My concern was that it would sort of "take over my life" in that I would hear the phone beep at me and feel like I had to find out who was contacting me. In actual fact, I keep my phone in my purse and I hardly ever hear it.
AND, I was right. There are people out there who really like to text, and who text often, and having a Smartphone makes it easier for me to stay in touch. I like that.
I will say the whole lack of a keyboard is still annoying but I'm adapting. I understand why texts are usually pretty short. Usually no one bothers with a bunch of niceties. Questions and comments are short and to the point. Because there is no keyboard.