This discussion has been as I expected after reading it now.
VHS vs. Betamax Marketing won over quality. VHS is fine.
PC vs. MAC Marketing over (others) I am PC user only for convenience since I had one in 1988 and just kept 'upgrading'. Either is fine.
I do not think the **** industry will affect it. How much detail does someone need?
CDMA vs. GSM vs. TDMA vs. AMPS This battle keeps one big company from eating Sprint, NEXTEL, AT&T, Verizon, etc. then becomming one huge conglomerate. Any technology is fine.
It will always be based on marketing. I don't know if I would like the i-Phone but I know millions of people will buy it since I hear about it every day.