I can’t believe it’s been ten years!
I found my original first impressions post, which I’d written up on another (now defunct) site I used to run. I’ve imported it here. It’s a lot of fun to read back on the threads that it generated. One of my favorites is that I barely considered the original “pocketable”, and now we carry these behemoth phones around all the time. So funny that the iPhone changed so much.
I still have the original! Here it is compared to my iPhone 7: