I am nearing 2 years on mine and I love it still. I've always had a case on it, I've always had a screen protector and it's going strong.
I recently got a class 10 16gb card from Amazon for under 20, amazon brand, and it has made a world of difference. I can actually run data from sd on the sense roms that are just too big.
I am coming up on contract renewal in April, but I plan on handing down my slide to my smart phone allergic wife.
I honestly have not seen a phone that I must have so I am not sure what I'll be getting if I'll be getting anything.