I'd like to second how awesome the screen is... I have 3 VZW 4G phones, an HTC Thunderbolt, a Pantech Breakout, and a D4. While the D4's screen is NOT the best to look at indoors, it is the only one easily usable outside.
Since I don't do a lot of video watching or photography on my phone, I think it is a decent trade-off. Though I understand why people comparing the D4 and other phones side-by-side inside ding it for the screen.