>>Anyone planing on making this jump when they become available
i'm not planning to.
i'm sure lots of big brands will buy them up to protect their brand.
>>Not finding a lot of info on how all these new TLD's are going to work as compared to the .com
not sure if i understand the question, they will work in exactly the same way as any other TLD
however as a small business i personally think that .com (and also in my case .co.uk) is by far the best TLD to have, if you can snap up a great single word in any of the new TLD's then i think at some time in the future it might be worth money (if a buyer comes knocking)
for the foreseeable future the perception is in most minds that a site should be a .com (or a local country tld) and a great number of people will type that in anyway even if they remember the brand name .. there are notable exceptions, but to overcome this would take a massive marketing campaign and what would be the point. ... this might change in the distant future, but as a small business i need to be visible and make money now, not in 5 years time. (also in 5 years time of course, but you know what i mean)