When it comes down to it, its user preffence, I've owned afew HTC's and can see the pros & cons..
Same as owning countless Samsung devices..I can see the pro & cons
Build quality on HTC phones are great but way to heavy, not my cup of tea..
HTC screens are not the best, not saying samsungs are but I actually like the colors on my S2, watching movies or really anything looks amazing..
I do agree on samsungs part of half assing structural phone quality ..but the screen and balance outweighs it all.
About the Galaxy Nexus, it seems to me abit rushed but the reality about Galaxy Nexus is alot of people forgetting that most apps are not yet compatible for android 4.0 or haven't been updated, so that's where you get alot of complaints ..also saw something about volume going low by its self, probly a software issue that will be addressed soon..
On a positive of Nexus is there support for there devices, no one can deny that.
I enjoy most devices and tinkering with them and basicly flash the same rom on all my devices, so I don't really mess around with touchwiz or sense..let alone blur
Im a big AOSP lover so either I'm on Cyanogen or anything based of AOSP..
So since I mod my phones I look into..
If I wasn't gonna modify my device I'd get an iPhone..(which i also own)
My beater phone right now is a HTC Glacier, not the newest phone but it works..
Just saying..didn't post here to cause any drama but the main point is user preffence.
Sent from my CM7 SGS II