I also wish to mention that it is actually better to charge Lithium Ion batteries in multiple shorter periods of time than it is to let it run completely down and then charge completely, as it will last longer (lifespan of the actual battery, not how long a charge lasts), with frequent shorter charges. Still, I do go many times for longer durations without any replenishing of power - sometimes 10 hours or more, so even in those times I've been impressed that the phone still showed as much as 40-50% of remaining charge.
The old adage, "Your results may vary" applies here. There isn't one phone that's right for everyone, nor is there one battery that gives every user the needed tether-free power. You must admit though, that Motorola has done extremely well at bridging the gap here, by both making a thinner phone than anyone else, with a dual-core processor that's crushing the benchmarks, a screen that's by my account beautiful (Pentile or not), and incorporating the Smart Actions tool that is by nearly everyone's account a tremendously powerful feature and manages to squeeze every ounce of energy out of that battery without sacrificing productive processing speed and useability.
Man, I would love to be a fly on the wall of a house with iPhones, and hear what they say about them when they act up, or when they want a feature or capability and find it's not available for their phone (but is for Android phones), or that they will have to pay for the app to perform the same function that there are plenty of free versions in Android which do the same thing. It seems that Apple mongers don't want to complain because it's not politically correct or they'll be considered outcasts or something. I am so glad I never drank that cool-aide.