"Basically it's the reason many people were buying the larger Galaxy handsets"
Speak for yourself, I bought mine because I was going blind. Well, slightly less eagle-eyed than I was before anyway.
And no, I'm not an Android die-hard just that my last phone was an Android, I'm happy with it, and the data migration would have been easy. Previous before that was Treo (PalmOS), then a Sony/Erricson dumb phone with interface with a Palm Organiser, then a truly dumb Nokia before that.
If you observed closely, you'll note that Apple wasn't in any of that lot. Simply because it wasn't anywhere near compelling enough for me. Deal with it.