I'm not a big complainer, but they got it wrong. At least for this kid. I got my Animas Ping the other day, a replacement for my trusty ol' 1250 that went off warranty. I was holding out for the CGM-Pump combo as I've been a Dex user for 3 years. But the Animas rep that called told me to look for this in a year. Big delay is underway. For Pete's sake people - If Steve Jobs worked for Animas we would have had a combined CGM/pump 5 years ago, and people would be trying to contract diabetes to get one!
But I love the color display! Moving from monochrome to 4 color was exactly like the leap I made in 1988 when I went from monochrome DOS to Windows 3.1 Woo hoo! And I enjoy the fact the pump is actually larger - having giant bulky geeko crap on my belt makes me a real chick magnet - bigger is better! Wait till they see me whip out the toaster-sized meter controller unit (not that it will fit in a pocket - the damn thing is huge, and heavy)! I'd be at home at any Star Trek convention with my tricorder-sized technology. I just need a nifty leatherette case with shoulder strap for the meter and call me Sulu.
Honestly, I think I'm gonna throw the Ping meter in the drawer along with my old Palm Pilot (no wait - it would crush anything it landed on). I am already (one week in) simply controlling everything from my pump. It's faster, easier, fewer keystrokes, and I never forget it.
In the quest to make the life of a diabetic simpler, easier, and more manageable, the Ping is a giant step backward. Don't they get it?