People make way too big of a deal about the 8X power/vol buttons.
Just got the 8X today, and was ready to see what people were talking about with these 'horrible' buttons. I triggered the camera, volume and power buttons just fine. Yes, they are recessed, but I can feel exactly where they are, and the pressing the volume accidentally when turning on and off the phone is absolutely insane/not true with my experience. Anyone worried about the buttons that are interested in the 8x in general should absolutely get it. The phone is just beyond what I expect from HTC, it's Nokia level build quality.