Yeh windows 8 phone is fine for the average consumer who just wants to make calls/text, browse facebook and play angry birds
much like iphone
once you get used to custom roms and the cutomisability of android its very hard to go back
for example i tried a lumia 800 for a few months
I had to always use skydrive to upload my documents to the phone, why the hell couldnt i just do drag and drop from WINDOWS DESKTOP, i can do it on my android phone... same with music and video files, why do i have to sync with zune all the time /itunes with iphone.
I couldnt have individual volumes as you point out
i couldnt figure out how to have custom ringtone or text tone
i coulnt change the vibration styles for calls and messages ( a nokia from 2002 can do this...)
there was no way to set do not disturb times
there was no easy way to access airplane mode,and other settings (compared to the pull down notification bar in android)
there was no light notification for missed calls/texts, you have to turn on the screen to check
there was no easy file browser/explorer
lack of apps
these are just the thing i can think of right now
i felt very limited on the lumia,
Speak for yourself.
Sony Ericsson X10
I love the 920 apart from a few issues which will be sorted once Nokia send my replacement out.
There are features missing, and it's a pain, because I think MS should be pumping the updates out. But It is a brilliant OS. I'm no regular consumer, apart from the X10, which didn't have an unlocked bootloader while I used it, is the only one I didn't constantly trial different custom ROMs. I also jailbroke and downloaded the crap out of Cydia hacks.
I honestly would struggle to use Android again. That's not to say Android isn't friggin awesome, as is iOS.
Drag and drop is supported on my phone
Individual volume really needs to be in the first major update due next month. It's painful, really painful.
You didn't look hard enough
Not that I use this feature, but I can see how that would be annoying.
A feature that will hopefully be added
A few apps add this functionality. I'm interested to see how MS will address this, because they need to do something for notifications. Toasts don't cut it. I think they ran out of time according to an article I read. I think.
Many phones don't have lights.
What do you need a file browser for?
It's growing day by day.