re: Samsung Galaxy S 4: What's Missing?
Eric, please pardon my rant, but your small quibbles seem pointless, unfounded, and uninformed. If you value functionality over form, then there's little reason for wanting a "Fresh Design" with all of the expanded features of this device. Secondly, since the S4 is no larger than the S3 due to the thinner bezel, there's no reason for it to be any tougher to handle than the S3. Lastly, since the biggest drain on a device's battery is not related to services running in the background, but is instead the display, and the camera isn't going to drain the battery unless you're actually taking pictures, your statements on longer battery life were a bit off the mark.
Of course, the larger display on the S4 may indeed use more power when the device is awake, but devices today employ auto-dimming to counter this effect, and Samsung has likely addressed this issue as much as possible. Besides, as you noted, you CAN swap the battery on the S4 if you do end up running low, and that may be more valuable than raw battery life in the big picture.
In summary, while the S4 is certainly not perfect (after all, what is?), the specific points you threw out just don't add up to a hill of beans! It felt as if you were determined to write something negative and could only come up with these 3 points, but I wonder if you were just creatively making a statement that the S4 has no significant negative issues, using a sarcastic approach. Was that your intent?
(I realize it's possible that the editors misrepresented your article with their own title and summary - if so, shame on them!)