I don't live in USA and I still use it almost daily, and so do several other people I know.
Sorry, I'm not buying the popularity contests. Clearly, the vendors are very out of touch with their [potential] customers - which is normal because they're more than a million.
Me and many others form our own opinions and don't listen to what the media tries to jam down our throats. Other example: "your phone doesn't need removable battery and SD card slot". Heh. Good luck with your sales! I'll be laughing at the frantical reintroduction of features in the future smartphones that we apparently "don't need". :) Probably as soon as the next summer.