I'm glad to hear that. Though it doesn't fit the same modern style, I do like that layout better. I use the iOS version frequently on my iPod touch.
I've suspected that it maybe hardware related. The HTC Trophy has for the most part been very reliable other than the alarm. My boss also 7.5, different phone and no problems. The battery life has been excellent, even after two years. Of course, I usually carry an iPod touch with me also and use it's apps when I"m somewhere that has wifi which offsets some of the battery usage I would have used.
I think I've decided to wait to make my next phone choice until my current phone dies or I just can't wait for a a "4G" network. I"m kind of holding out for for and crossing my fingers for bluetooth keyboard support.