Originally Posted by kiwiasian
1. This completely varies from user to user. Me personally I like the UI because it's simple, it looks nice, and it gets the job done quickly. Plus I love the animations lol.
2. Tbh aren't all settings, in any device, pretty badly organized? I really don't see why you think it is more disorganized than other devices...the settings interface is much like what you'd see in any other device.
3. You mentioned earlier that many apps are copies of themselves in the Windows store. Yeah...that happens on both iOS and Android too. Sure WP7 doesn't have as many apps, but what apps do you actually use and need? I only use tools and productivity apps. The only other apps would be games--which there are plently of. These basic apps are always available on any of the stores (Marketplace, Market, or App Store) even if there are multiple iterations of the same app. In essense...yes, the competitors have more apps, but they are all filled with useless apps like iFart. There are a limited number of apps that you actually use and need, apart from that are just Lady Gaga or iFart apps.
4. When reviewing the WP7 OS it is only fair to drop your opinions on previous versions of the OS and review it just as itself.
5. It wasn't in the first release, correct. But, the important thing is that it is available now.
As for the apps... honestly, the apps for microsoft are terrible at the moment and there is absolutely no incentive at the moment for developers to make more.
You can wave about the silly soundboard and lightsaber apps, but apple and android aren't just a little bit ahead, they are into hundreds of thousands of apps each! That isn't just silly apps, it includes some really cool ones. I don't care to list them now but do a google search for top 100 iphone apps and I'm sure you'll see the windows marketplace isn't in the same league.
On top of that, almost no companies are making mobile versions for windows phones that I've seen, and why should they, windows has a what a 3% market share last I looked.
Granted that will grow, but we're not there yet.
Also, lets not get off topic, the question was why don't people like windows phone 7, I've given my answers on it and I frankly think android and apple are producing better products at the moment (I know android don't actually make the phones by the way before somebody picks me up on that).
With that in mind, whatever Microsoft might produce in the future cannot change the current perception of their products
On top of that, when considering my opinion of the matter, I bought into windows mobile 6.5, and I didn't mind it (I like phone 7 a lot less), it's functional and it works, but the windows marketplace hasn't released anything worthwhile in a year. It just isn't exceptional, and that's what they're competing with.