I’m no good with the nicknames of things either. I always forget to call it “trackpoint”. I just call it eraserhead mouse, or keyboard mouse or something like that.
My first laptop with it was a Compaq and I fell in love. Then when I was ready to upgrade, I looked for one with it and there was the Thinkpad.
But after I destroyed the thinkpad’s keyboard (I type very quickly and with much force), I couldn’t find a laptop with that thing that I could afford. I was very disappointed. I was even willing to get a separate keyboard with it built in, but THEY were too expensive.
So, I’ve made do since then. But I’d gladly get one with it again in a heartbeat.