Some of these things are good candidates for http://www.whitewhine.com
The only issue that bothers me is lack of SD card slots.
My fat fingers love the bigger screens. I hate using that tiny screen on my ipod. Even the 4" on my S1 was bad enough.
I don't have an issue with the pastels in Google play. I am liking Google's UI. To me the current look is way better than 2.3.