I love my LG Spectrum. At the time that I got it, it was the only the second dual-core phone in Verizon's lineup, the first of which my SO had and which I hadn't liked the look of very much. I'm a huge fan of LG's products - they're very solid and simple, but well-designed.
I really enjoy using the Android operating system. All of the apps that I use are available on Android, and more importantly, I have heavy Google product integration in my daily life - I use Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Play (Music, Movies, etc.), Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Drive - so it makes sense for me to get a product that integrates Google well into the operating system. My phone does not do it in the best way, but I absolutely am in love with my tablet, which does - and that makes it a heavy argument for me to move to the Nexus 4 when my current contract elapses. I love the screen real estate and the battery life, too - I can watch subtitled movies and drama episodes in perfect comfort, with no eye strain in the slightest.
Honestly, what you choose to use depends on what you look for in a smartphone. If you use iEverything in your life, it makes sense to get an iPhone. If you want to support open source software or are looking to tinker with your phone, then get an Android. The specific make of your smartphone if you get an Android will depend, again, on what you want to use it for. Read reviews and see what's available with your carrier.
I live for my iPhone. Anybody who trash talks the iphone is just jelly - or self-righteous (no offense ) - I mean, it's a smart phone... it's always going to have an element of conspicuous consumption. Might as well get something sexy and efficient, and functional and fun. I like my phone and anybody who's snobby about it has issues.
It's just a phone. And iPhones are great.
You're entitled to your opinion, of course, but I think it's presumptuous and rude for you to assume that anyone who trash talks the iPhone is jealous or self-righteous.
For the record, I could care less what type of phone anybody else has. I like my phone and think it's great. End of conversation. Anybody who wants to spout sonnets of love about iPhones or Samsungs or HTCs can do it, for all I care.