It seems like since the iPhone 5 was announced, suddenly everyone is ragging on NFC. "It's not widely used enough to need it in the iPhone," etc.
Do people not realize NFC isn't the same thing as mobile payments? It's the ability to transfer photos, videos, webpages, contacts, and like a bazillion other things between devices instantly. Who cares if NFC isn't on every cash register. It has way more than one use.