Today two of my kids (17 and 15) are getting smartphones for the first time. They have chosen the Bionic. They researched all of the options, and also asked me for my opinion. I told them that ultimately if I were to choose a new smartphone today, I would go with the Bionic again.
Of all of the smartphones out there the Bionic is the right balance of features and stability, with configurability its edge over the iPhone.
I seriously considered giving one of them my Bionic in exchange for using their upgrade for a new smartphone, but decided that my Bionic simply is the most well-rounded phone out there. Great battery and removable storage and rare network (VZW) drops does it for me.