After decades as a Microsoft advocate and Windows Phone evangelist, they have lost me. I plan to replace my phone shortly and will likely go the iPhone route. The app gap is the primary factor, but the lack of anything exciting for such an extended period was the final nail. I am also going to reevaluate my use of other ms products and services over all. As an early adopter of all things Microsoft up till now, I had become accustomed to bring on the cutting edge of technology. This, however no longer send to be the case. While this MAY simply be a case of the grass bring greener on the OTHER side, i do not expect to return.
I went the iPhone route. So far I hate it, but I need to give it more time. Little things suck like when I opened my mail app on Windows, the counter reset. On the iPhone it counts how many unread messages you have and throws it up in a red dot. I keep messages I need to follow up on as unread so it never goes away and clutters up the screen! Just as one example. I miss the dark modes a lot too. I really miss being able to send a text out via Cortana on my pc!
I keep telling myself that I at least have a phone that works and I'm not running into some kind of bug every time I use it. I haven't found it necessary to get a bunch apps yet either other than a few like Snapchat and Mint. I'm sure that will change.