Tech sites seem to praise whatever Samsung is doing, even if that is an about-face from what they've done before. Samsung deserves praise for being plastic and replaceable betteries and micro SD cards and they also deserve praise for not doing those things. Typical goal post moving.
The fun part will be watching Sammy fans defend the iPhoneness of the new S6. As if removable batteries, micro SD cards, and durable plastic cases were suddenly not advantageous differentiation. Now, it's about the iPhoneness.