@the_moorasaurus: Maaan that sucks. I've had my S2 for 2 years now and it's better than ever, to the point where I'm strongly considering not upgrading when the time comes to save myself a bit of extra money.
My video player and podcast apps always remember where I left off and my file manager and gallery apps are fantastic and robust. Did you just stick with all the stock stuff because yeah, they aren't the best?
If you're going for an Android phone it's true depth lies in its ability to change every aspect to your exact liking. Whilst this may not be the most ideal it ensures the phone is exactly what you want it to be. With Apple I find that if you don't like a particular aspect then you're screwed.