"For example, many users are frustrated by Samsung's TouchWiz skin"
Are you sure about this?
Have you seen the sales numbers for Samsung devices?
What percentage of users actually even KNOW what the hell TouchWiz is?
How many of those whining about TouchWiz have actually USED a Samsung phone for more than 20 minutes?
It's not perfect, but considering what stock google looked and felt like for the first few years (actually most of them) it's VASTLY superior. Handy shortcuts like swipe left on a name to dial, swipe right on a name to SMS them
The dialler menu didn't look bland, blank, non shaded, no dividing lines to differentiate where buttons begin an end. Totally flat, bullshit "clean" look, utterly awful.
This was their in call screen at one point
Look at it.
NO fucking text labels, what does what?
The hangup button is DIRECTLY TOUCHING all the other buttons you may want to press while on call. It'S HUGE and easily accidentally hit.
Did I mention the lack of dividing lines for the buttons? and again, no text labels? What does what? You can GUESS for most but with text you KNOW.
No TouchWiz isn't an abomination at all, it's got a couple of small issues but it's vastly superior to the stock google experience, HOWEVER nerds on forums love to parrot what other clued up nerds say. It's literally "cool to hate TouchWiz"
The amount of people I've seen bag touchwiz who own an Apple phone or HTC and never a Samsung is mind boggling.
This is very similar to the HTC and Apple dipshits saying "Samsung plasticky yuck yuck!!!" "Samsung feels cheap!" these morons don't own a Samsung phone -but Samsung changed their phones for these dipshits, despite them never owning a Samsung or being happy with their HTC. Well congrats fuckstains, now ALL the phones are the same, metal body, super rigid, easier to crack.
All my plastic based Samsungs have been super light, marginally flexible and less likely to take damage when dropped due to less inertia, slightly more give. But all phones are the same now and the goons who got their way won't change, they were Apple / HTC fans in the first place.
So help me fucking god jesus christ lord in heaven if you assholes whine about the physical home button and I lose that, I'll go ballistic. Can we at least keep that? Please? I do NOT want a button I can't put my finger on, without it recognising it as a press.