I've been a fan since the beginning, a devout android user, and all around google fan boy. That said, I really like windows phone 8, sorry to say, WAY better than any android interface and in truth I am sick and tired of being held hostage to the Google "eco system" because Google does not want to pull their heads out of their asses to support other devices and operating systems. At least, Microsoft with windows phone 8 has gone out of their way to include support for many google products and services; including gmail which integrates into their linked inbox system, and all your google contacts which sync right in automatically. When has google ever tried to play nicely with outlook/live (yes I realize it is just using POP3/IMAP behind the scenes)? When has Google ever natively supported anything but their own brand on any level?
I realize that MS used to be the worst in that regard, but it seems to me that they are trying. The very least that Google could do is stop trying to own the entire marketplace, and stop screwing their "customers" out of a choice.
Their do no evil mantra,it seems, has evolved into more of a do nothing for anybody but ourselves.