Re: Compared to the **** that is Android WP was lovely ...
So, having used an Android device for more than 5 minutes, everyone will go nuts because things aren't the same as on other Android devices which they don't own? Funny, but it hasn't happened to me (and I'm "a bit" of a techie) and I haven't noticed it happening to people around me.
Also, I use a Xiaomi device, and their OS is one of the most customized, yet Settings have most things where they "should" be.
And finally, for actual device/manufacturer specific stuff (that one doesn't figure out by oneself), everyone with a smidgen of technical skills (or even some basic computer literacy) will google something like "how to do x on manufacturer_name model_name" and get the right answer, for example, you can't change the lock screen clock back to normal (it has to have hours above minutes) on Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 after updating to Nougat and you can't turn off Ramadan reminder in the built in calendar if you went for the dual SIM variant of the device because that one was meant for the middle-east. :D
Contrary to that, when I googled some of the things I needed on WP8.1, for example how to import contacts or how to export them in order to move them to an Android device, the first page of the results was full of stuff such as "you can't do that, you have to sync your WP device with some online service (Gmail) and then import from there" which is wrong, it's just that, apparently, due to the hideous design of WP Settings app, 99% of people who needed the option never found it (probably because even if you did find the right settings page, the option was off-screen, without a scroll bar or any other indicator that there was more than what was initially displayed).