Frankly, I have had that reaction ever since I saw a Samsung product. Their flip-phones (with those big antennas on top) were bulky, scratch-prone, slow, and had offending startup and ring tones. A cheaper Nokia was a hell lot better. And it's become worse since Samsung's obvious copy acts. I have been recommending all my friends to buy anything but Samsung, be it phones, TVs or tablets.
Really?! I guess you also support those little chinese copycats (like Goapple) who make total ripoffs of the iPhone too! (Is Samsung the small guy? ROFL) FYI 'she' is of Korean descent and born in the US.