Why are so many Android Geeks obsessed w/the XPERIA Z/Z1?

I get it to a degree; the Z/Z1 is different and has a nice design and build quality. But it falls hard in a lot of ways. For one, ergonomics is bad. Very bad. Not only is it a flat slab, it has a 5" screen with fairly sizable bezels and no curvature - it's just not comfortable to hold and use. One-handed use for most is out of the question. And the screen...even on the Z1, the viewing angles are pretty bad, and IMO, makes the device too hard to use when it's on a desk/table or angled away from you.

So what gives? Why do people talk about the Z/Z1 likes it's the perfect device?