Hey umbrau44 I should've subscribed to this thread, sorry for missing your post! Yeah definitely lots of envy towards iPhone version 2.0. Tons of cool features. You can join the Winnipeg Waze group from the Dashboard I believe. There is a new groups link bottom right of the page.
I'm glad that the BB version has progressed pretty quickly since its first release. It took quite a long time to port the code over, but it seems development has sped up. Tons of ppl with GPS equipped BBs out there, and it's a big boom to the Waze community.
We've been off to a slow start in Winnipeg, but I feel that we are having more and more devoted users like yourself, Mike, fritzy, meguska, worldcoast, etc. and that's really what you need, people to use it consistently. I've seen tons of people come and go - it's a catch 22 because most people would use it if there were more people, but until you have people sticking around using it consistently, you won't reach that critical mass! So every user is crucial, because it provides more incentive to keep using it yourself! So best way to grow our community is word of mouth, telling friends and family etc. I've been trying to get curve or hot103 to plug it, but I think I need to remind them a few more times.
Which area of town are you in mostly? I can edit the roads there (naming, connecting, changing road type, etc) to make your experience a little nicer. My goal is to label all the roads in the city. I've covered a big strip from north perimeter basically main to henderson, and up to mcphillips on the west and gateway on east in some parts, going all the way down to downtown, where i am working now. If you have any questions or ideas just give me a shout!