@Bas: I tried it extensively before getting a Samsung. What I can tell you is that the screen is defintely underwhelming in general and totally useless in direct sunlight (that was my primary annoyance with phones). On the plus side, I must say that I may have misjudged the physical buttons: "soft" buttons look much sleeker, but they are also way too easy to hit by accident. Maybe I'm just holding it wrong™
DLNA is also a big plus.
As for battery life, I'm not sure it makes a big difference: most phones will get you through one day of casual usage without charging, but as soon as you start playing games or video extensively performance drops dramatically. I don't think a few extra mAh will be noticeable.