Every person I know who started with a samsung or other smart phone has switched over to apple iphone and that includes myself. You have to start somewhere and samsung is a lower cost option to begin with. Then you discover there are better products out there and you are willing to pay for more for quality.
Anyone who's done development in iOS and Android can tell you Android is very sluggish. Takes forever for the emulator to come up. A lot of wasted time spent in between debugging. This is the reason iOS version app always come out first.
I agree with the sluggish part, the iOS power up is not to fast either. The so called apps are just direct access to website which on WP is done via IE. Actually the zillions of apps that are claimed are misleading because in most cases where and iphone app is supplied by an entity you get the same mobile service by going to their website with IE. No icon clatter too. Remove those "artificial" apps and you'd see the iphone as a blank screen. Pretty empty OS. lol