i wonder where all the hype comes from.
we already had a device which was made by htc based on googles requirements. it was called tmobile G1.
So this is nothing more than a successor for me. Also i wonder what stuff like "this time google is responsible for the whole user experience" means.
Android is from Google, and as far as i know they did it on themselves since day 1. Nobody told them what to do. So how much more "own google experience" can the new device be, compared to the other "with Google" devices which also were based on Googles own Android?!
Well maybe HTC will provide some kind of google sense ui to make the user interface prettier.
But as it stands now i would prefer a HTC device like the HTC Bravo with HTC Sense to any google only device. If Google manages to overhaul the UI on some apps like the contact app, this might change of course. But i'm not sure if google can pull that off, HTC has some more years experience in this regard.