While I agree that iOS is refined, it's a little harsh to call Android an "awkward cobbled-together prototype". You seem to think Android is primitive and disfunctional. If you buy any phone from a recgognizeable brand for $250+, you will find that Android is just as refined as iOS. Sure, it gets slower updates and is badly fragmented, but if you buy the Nexus 4, for example, you will see that Android is a joy to use, at a fraction of the cost. For me, it is the customizeability that sets it apart. If you don't like your homescreen, no problem, just get another. As for your comment on eBay not working on someones phone, the compatibility list for eBay includes most decent phones manufactured in the last 4 years, so they must've had a pretty cheap phone. In my experience, Android phones are just as reliable, if not more reliable than iPhones. My Nexus One still works just fine, whereas my sister's 3GS refused to boot past the Apple logo after just a year. Obviously, you are welcome to yor own opinion, but Android is certainly not the "awkward cobbled-together prototype" you might think it is.