I had Droid 1 since first release days, ROMed the crap out of it. Went to Droid X with it's locked bootloader, ROMed the crap out of it. You'll be amazed at what development can be done even with the locked bootloader. At this point in the game, when the phones are virtually lag-free, why would you need to OC? With Droid 1, we all OCed and lowered voltage to get the speed up the phone while saving the battery. Currently, my non-rooted (until SBF file is posted) RAZR is completely lag-free with over 80% battery life remaining after 6 hours of light-moderate use. Yes, 4G active. Benefits of Motorola Smart Actions baked into the OS.
I believe while the CNETs review has iOS fanboy undertones, it does highlight a few simple conclusions. Motorola build is just better than Samsung. I don't think anyone would deny that. Same for the radios. Yes, I agree, Samsung will have better camera, better screen, better processor, and ICS. But I think what CNET was stating is that ICS is a freshly baked OS. It will have minor bugs which will be fixed with updates. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the ICS source file is massive, lots of new baked goodies built in. Gingerbread is a familiar system and it appears that Motorola (after many tries, including the Bionic) has finally hit on the winning combination of Blur and GB. My Razr has been completely lag- and freeze-free. When I bought the Razr, I was going to "rent" it just as many others. Just in 5 days, as my daily driver, it has won me over with it's ergonomics, looks, operation, and battery life. I can wait for ICS, either as an update or as a ROM. In fact, I'm relishing the thought that if the ICS update gets screwed up by Motorola or Verizon, I'll be always be able to SBF back to error-free GB stock ROM. I think once people would get past the WORDS "Blur" and "locked bootloader", they would actually see what engineering feat the Motorola team has accomplished both in hardware and software.
But,.. to each their own. I'm certainly not going to bash Rezound or GNex as a part of my agenda.