Well, it's a full year later, and I am just checking in to see if anyone knows of anything new I should try out.
I completely abandoned the Palm.
Update on me: I was using ThinkingRock for a while, and liked it very much. However, when my Mac G4 crashed in September, I lost all my data and was not able to reload the program for some odd reason. I got disgusted and went back to paper.
Now, I'm considering buying a BlackBerry Storm OR a Palm Tungsten. I am hoping to find something out there that works on dual platforms, with either a Palm or BB, does not have a steep learning curve, allows for outlining.
I'm open to (more) suggestions.