What is quite a lot more amusing is to watch someone claim a feature that is significantly less useful for the user is in any way a mark of "superiority". Just because it has a nicer technical design does not make it superior if the end result to the user is inferior.
That's the thing that technical minded people on Slashdot continue to find elusive, this notion that technology exists to serve people and not the other way round.
Significantly less useful? Lower prices and earlier availability seem pretty useful to me. Besides, he wasn't saying that people should choose CDMA phones. He just said that the protocol itself was superior to GSM because it supported data without additional hardware. That has nothing to do with implementations of that protocol or whether Verizon > AT&T. Perhaps people should refer to carriers instead of protocols when they want to make comparisons like the one that started this thread.