Couldn't get a Nexus 4 order in. Sell me on the HTC 8X.

So, I tried to get a nexus 4 order in and failed, and have been pretty pissed with how google is handling this whole thing. I'll probably end up getting one some time in the future, but in the mean time, I am quite interested in wp8. I'd like to know what some of your favorite features of the 8x and wp8 are. How is the browser? Is it a worthy rival to a nexus? My last windows phone was the lumia 710 and i briefly used a focus before that (couldn't stand edge speeds on tmobile, so i settled for the imo far inferior phone). How is that app scene on windows phone nowadays? Number doesn't matter to me, I'm interested in quality.