I'm not a fan of the iPhone, personally. I have some friends with them, and they love them, but my experience messing with them is rather "eh." What I do like is that ATT, Verizon, Sprint, etc, are all starting to really compete with each other. Service areas are being expanded, and since the coming of the iPhone other carriers are beginning to step up their game with their hardware. I love my Droid X, but I wonder if it would have come to market if not for the iPhone. In my (relatively rural) area, Verizon was the only available carrier until the iPhone hit market, and there was enough demand for the iPhone that ATT expanded into the area, giving us actual choices around here for service.
Even if all carriers are bloodsucking jerkwads, at least with competition we get to choose our method of bloodsucking, and I think that, at least in my rural area, phone choices and coverage have exploded since the iPhone.
Android, iPhone, 10-pound-brick-phone, whatever, at least now the carriers are trying to offer different things, and I think the market competition is great! I hope it continues!