@ Steve Farr
Smart phones & tabs are forcing us to change our usability expectations and for an old pair of hands like mine that ain't easy!
Not wishing to start a flame-war here, but have you considered the Apple route?
The frustration with my iPad is that there are certain things you just can't do - and no way round them short of jailbreaking (which is a hassle). But what's there mostly works very well. Although I'd say copy+paste is pretty awful. C+P on my Android phone is actually better (when it's working properly, which isn't always).
My new Wildfire was a bit of a shock to the system. It's a lot less polished, a bit harder to use, has some annoyingly buggy behaviour, and I was shocked by the lack of documentation from Google. They appear not to have bothered with an online user manual, because apparently that's up to HTC! But the Exchange sync functionality is part of their OS, and there's precisely one paragraph on how to configure it in the one HTC provide. It took me 4 days, and quite a lot of swearing to get it sorted. I didn't find any useful info on the many Android forums either.
On the upside, if I don't like the rubbish text app that Google provide, I can go and get 10 more, and pick the best of them. I'm free to make a lot of changes. But then even that's not totally true, unless I root the phone, which seems to be as much hassle as jailbreaking on iOS.
I was hoping to upgrade my original iPad to an Android tab, but my experience with the Wildfire has put me off a bit. I think I'd rather lose control for ease of use, in a way I won't accept on my PC.