Ha, I posted that things were getting better for me. Then the next day I went out to dinner. In the hour and a half that it took to eat, my battery dropped from 85% to 15% on 3G only. My wifi was off. My gps was off. I never turn bluetooth on so it was off. Bummer.
Most of my time has been at home on wifi lately so I think I was just fooling myself into thinking things were getting better with 3G.