I'm probably in the minority here, but I honestly don't get what the big deal is about the iPhone and sometimes I feel like its turned into a religion. I've worked in technology for over 14 years and everything the iPhone touts it can do, the android based phones can do better, and usually for less $$. Customization on an android based phone is much better than on an iPhone. If it means anything, the company i work for offers both types to employees for company phones and frequently people turn in their iPhones for the android phones and are very happy afterwards. The iPhones are just too restrictive compared to the androids.
Good luck with whatever you decide.