Thinking of getting the iPhone 5. Is it still worth it? What apps should I get?

Hello all. My upgrade is on February 13th. I have Verizon and I'm not too horribly impressed with any of the Android or Windows Phone 8 offerings. I was thinking of getting a white iPhone 5. This case is doing a good job of convincing me to:

I'm not really familiar with Apple's release schedule or if they will even be following one. I do know that Apple devices seem to hold their value a lot longer than other devices. I was thinking of getting the 32GB model and if I like it, great, if not, I can still sell it and get a large chunk of my money back and by a most likely cheaper, high end Android, WP or BB10 device.

If I decide to stick with the iPhone, what are some great apps I should download?