since i originally started this thread, i've had about 7-8 friends get their first android or upgrade to one of the newer androids. i've played with the mytouch 4g, ns, facinate & vibrant, incredible x2, and the droid 2. they are all happy with their phones, except the one guy with the samsung. after playing with all the phones, i just wish the n1 had a 4" super amoled screen. really didn't see anything else that i would appreciate. kind of ironic that the super amoled screen i love the most is only available on the phones made by the manufacturer i like the least.
crossing my fingers for a n3 by htc or motorola. also hoping that they speed up the release cycle. end of summer / fall would be really nice. and last on my wishlist, someone makes a screen like the samoled other than samsung.