While I still love the form factor on HTC phones, I don't like the new direction they've taken. There was an article with a HTC executive stating the following:
1) Consumers aren't worried about battery life and concentrate more on how thin their phone is (this was in response to the 2100mah non-removable battery in LTEvo)
2) Eventually, technology will move away from having microSD slots because people will rely more on the cloud.
When I saw those statements coming from HTC executives talking about the direction they were going in, I automatically tuned out. I have no clue who put that logic in their heads, but those are 2 things that are actually extremely important to me. Especially now, having experienced the Note 2 and its incredible battery life, I can't go back to anything less than a thin 3100 mah battery.