WP is doing alright when you think about it. Normal people (consumers) upgrade every year and half or two because that’s the typical contract length (in the US). These people generally go with the status quo when choosing a new phone – unless they are intercepted by an influencer, brand loyal or dork out over it (like those of us on this thread). Slow but rising adoption of a 3rd major platform is to be expected.
Actually, you both sound defensive. WP8 is a compelling experience (for me). I don’t miss the Android UX in the least. Still, I understand why people enjoy their Android phones. It’s wouldn’t be such a popular platform if it wasn’t good.
I’m a 920 owner. I think it looks good. It looks no more like any other flat touch screen phone than any other because that’s what it is. If they had this or that is inconsequential. WP8 is fine. I have the apps I need. Some are not as good as Android or iPhone but some are actually better. I’ve owned them all (OS’s that is). Some people won’t give new things a chance and that’s their business. I prefer my 920 but will likely upgrade when the next flagship comes out on AT&T. Still, it’s a nice feature bump for people on Verizon and T-mobile who wanted a 920.
You guys never cease to amaze me with your painstaking criticisms.